Ava Kadishson Schieber – Holocaust Survivor & Artist

On June 23, 2015, over 80 DePaul University community members, comprised of teachers, alumni, and students, had the privilege of hearing Ava Kadishson Schieber discuss her first-hand experience during the Holocaust. As a Holocaust survivor and accomplished artist, poet, and author, Ava was able to share her perspective on survival and compassion during one of the most difficult times in history. Ava’s remarks made important connections to broader issues in American society and she touched on our obligation to act with kindness toward all. She paints her story with fervent detail and also humor and it is a story that is not easily forgotten.

Read the following quotes to see how Ava’s speech has positively impacted the participants.

Ava’s gentleness, perseverance, and insights are inspiring, especially to not take anything for granted. Appreciate everything.

The breadth and scope of the presentations are outstanding and very informative.

Big events are made up of smaller, individual stories. I want to make sure to find time and space in my classroom for students to develop and share their stories.


You can reach the photo gallery of this Evening Speaker Event by clicking here.

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