Dr. Walter Ziffer Remembers

Dr. Walter Ziffer survived seven concentration camps and became a professor in theology. Photo by Matt Rose

Jim Stokely, son of WNC’s grand-dame author Wilma Dykeman, knows a thing or two about leaving an impression. So when he encouraged Dr. Walter Ziffer, a 90-year-old theology professor at Mars Hill College and UNCA, to submit his autobiography for publication though Stokey’s Wilma Dykeman Legacy Press, the outcome was bound to be memorable. Positioned as “possibly the last great Holocaust memoir,” Ziffer’s book, Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivors Search for God, chronicles the author’s childhood during wartime and his hard work realizing the American Dream. He’ll read in Hendersonville on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. See this month’s issue for a revealing Q&A with Dr. Ziffer: http://www.boldlife.com/holocaust-survivor-healed-time/

Agudas Israel Congregation. (505 Glasgow Lane, Hendersonville). Sunday, April 23, 7pm. 828-693-9838. stokely.jim@gmail.com.

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