Program Details

Only Hope: A Survivor's Story of the Holocaust
Sponsored by: MorseLife NEXT GENERATIONS Holocaust Living Learning Experience

Irv Lubliner

Course Description

Join OLLI Boca for this special event as we commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day. Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her life in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Holocaust, including her internment in ghettos and two concentration camps, Auschwitz and Gross-Rosen. Her powerful stories have been published by her son, Irv Lubliner, an emeritus professor at Southern Oregon University. He will share excerpts from "Only Hope: A Survivor's Stories of the Holocaust," shedding light on his mother's experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to fruition. The instructor will pause during and after his presentation to invite questions and discussion. While a virtual presentation by way of zoom, this format will in no way diminish the experience of this powerful presentation. Participants are invited to visit for additional information or to purchase the book. 

About the Instructor

  • Irv Lubliner is a professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University (SOU), where his specialty was mathematics education. During his 40-year career in education, he taught math at all levels, kindergarten through graduate school, led seminars for teachers in 39 states, and gave over 350 conference presentations, including several keynote addresses. Since his retirement in 2014, he has taught math, blues harmonica, and literature classes for the OLLI program at SOU, for which he also served on the Curriculum Committee and Council of Directors. In 2019, he created Felabra Press and published his mother's writings about her experiences during the Holocaust, the book that will serve as the theme for this presentation.