David Tuck
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Holocaust survivor David Tuck to visit Penn State Berks on April 1

WYOMISSING, Pa. — David Tuck, a survivor of the Holocaust, will visit Penn State Berks at 12:15 p.m. Monday, April 1, and speak about his experiences in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Born in Poland, Tuck was just 10 years old when Germany invaded in September 1939. In the spring of 1941, he was deported to Posen, a labor camp in Poland, then to Auschwitz in August 1943, where he worked in a subcamp called Eintrachthütte in a factory building anti-aircraft guns. In January 1945, Tuck was deported on a train to Mauthausen in Austria, a brutal 370-mile trip over four days. He was subsequently sent to Güsen II, an underground factory to build German aircraft. On May 5, 1945, Americans liberated Güsen II. At that time, Tuck weighed only 78 pounds. He then spent the next several months recuperating in refugee camps and then immigrated to the United States in 1950.

This event is sponsored by the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center. For more information on this event, contact Tom Lynn, associate professor of English and program coordinator for letters, arts, and sciences, at tjl7@psu.edu.