Holocaust survivor Martin Weiss to speak at Regis University

Weiss will discuss WWII experience at two Regis locations

Martin Weiss, who survived a year in concentration camps during World War II and lost much of his family to the cruelty of the Nazis, will speak at two free and public talks at Regis University on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Weiss will speak first at Library 21c in Colorado Springs at 11:30 a.m., and then at Regis University’s North Denver (Lowell) campus in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel at 6 p.m.

Regis University Student honor societies Alpha Sigma Lambda and Lambda Pi Eta organized both discussions.

Weiss is one of a dwindling number of living Holocaust survivors in the world today. He and his family were deported to Auschwitz in 1944 when he was 15, where a portion of his family was killed upon arrival and the rest were forced into slave labor. Weiss was later transported with his father to a sub-camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. His father died of exhaustion before inmates were liberated by the United States in May 1945.

Weiss came to the United States with his surviving family in 1946. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War before entering the grocery business in 1955.