Story of survival


Holocaust survivor to relate story

Marion Blumenthal Lazan will share “Four Perfect Pebbles—My Holocaust Story” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Bluffton University’s Founders Hall. The campus forum is free and open to the public.

The author of a memoir also titled “Four Perfect Pebbles,” Lazan will recall her family’s life during the Holocaust, from events preceding Kristallnacht—the November 1938 attacks on Jewish synagogues and businesses in Nazi Germany—to imprisonment in concentration camps and, finally, to liberation.

Lazan has related her story of perseverance, determination, faith and hope in more than 35 states, plus Israel, Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom. She has been designated as a “New York State Senate Woman of Distinction” and, in November 2010, a new, public high school in Germany was named in her honor for her positive influence on young people.