Holocaust survivor shares message of social justice in Copper Country

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - A Holocaust survivor visits the Copper Country this week.

Peter Gorog survived the Holocaust as a child in Hungary.

Today he speaks at several locations in Houghton on behalf of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

He hopes his talks will remind people of the attitudes that brought about Nazi Germany and raise awareness of current social justice issues.

"The bystanders who saw what was happening and did absolutely nothing were actually complicit in what was happening. So I want people to recognize discrimination today, propaganda, fake news and oppression of people who are different from them," said Gorog.

Gorog spoke to Houghton Middle Schoolers and Michigan Tech student organization leaders.

He called everyone's interest in what he had to share, “heartwarming”.

His public lecture in MTU's Rozsa Center at 7:30 tonight is part of the Center for Diversity and Inclusions Social Justice Lecture Series.