Life in Crazy Times: An American Internee in War-torn Europe with Lou de Beer

Date/Time
11/08/2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Due to the success of the Holocaust Living History Workshops, registration is now required for all events. Walk-ins are welcome based on space and availability.

*Online registration will begin Saturday, September 1.  
RSVP at hlhw-debeer.eventbrite.com. To register by phone, contact Ellysa Lim at (858) 534-1183.

Lou de Beer

On Thursday, November 8, the Holocaust Living History Workshop series will feature Lou de Beer who witnessed the arrival of the German troops in 1940 and lived through the dark days of occupation.

The son of American parents, Lodewyk “Lou” de Beer was born in Amsterdam in 1931. When the U.S. joined the war, the de Beers were declared enemy aliens and subjected to a lengthy odyssey through concentration and internment camps. On the periphery of WWII and the Holocaust, Lou caught glimpses of devastation and oppression without fully grasping their significance until he experienced the hardship of war firsthand during his service in Korea in the 1950s. His journey adds an important and generally overlooked angle to the history of WWII in Europe.

Note: This event is preceded by a book introduction featuring Judith Hughes. In Witnessing the Holocaust Hughes presents the writings of individuals like Victor Klemperer, Ruth Kluger, Michal Glowinski, Imre Kertész and Béla Zsolt. The pre-event begins at 4:30 p.m.

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at (858) 534-7661.


Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Geisel Library is the Hopkins Parking Structure. More information about parking on campus. Follow these guidelines for accessible parking.

Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
8. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 northbound.
2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
5. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

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