The public is invited to a special event being hosted by the Tarleton State University Department of Psychological Sciences at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, where Holocaust survivor Max Glauben will speak in the TSU ballrooms.

“This experience is a once in a lifetime chance to hear a first-hand account of a Holocaust survivor’s story,” states a release from assistant professor of psychology Dr. Jamie Borchardt. “Mr. Glauben is from Warsaw, Poland. His family’s apartment overlooked a square that saw early fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and he lost all of his family except for his father with whom Max was sent to forced labor camps. His father did not survive and Max came to the US in 1947 as an orphan.”

Though the event is open to the public, there is limited seating for 300. Tickets are $20 each.

“All proceeds from this event will be used to directly support students with limited financial resources who will study abroad with the Holocaust in Europe program in May,” the release states.

At 5 p.m. a reception and raffle ticket sales will begin before Glauben takes the stage.

For more information contact Borchardt at borchardt@tarleton.edu and to purchase tickets visit the Tarleton website.