Clark College hosts Holocaust speaker

For Immediate Release
March 5, 2018

For additional information (news media inquiries only):
Hannah Erickson, Clark College Communications & Marketing
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Matthew Erlich tells his mother’s survival story on March 13

VANCOUVER, Wash. – On March 13, Clark College hosts Matthew Erlich of the Holocaust Center for Humanity as he describes the journey of his mother, an Auschwitz survivor.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center on Clark’s main campus, located at 1933 Ft. Vancouver Way. For maps and directions, visit

Erlich’s mother, Felicia Lewkowicz, was born in Krakow, Poland in 1923. She survived the Nazis’ ethnic cleansing of Jews by assuming a false identity. When authorities caught her, she was sent to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Associated Students of Clark College. For more information, visit

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at 360-992-2314 or 360-991-0901 (VP), or visit Gaiser Hall room 137, as soon as possible.

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Southwest Washington’s oldest public institution of higher education. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.