(photo by Ari Lewenstein)
On June 22, 2012, 92-year-old Fred Voss received a high school diploma from Lansing High School, in Lansing, NY, where he had given Holocaust remembrance speeches for more than a decade. The event marked the end of Fred\'s public speaking career. After 27 years of speaking about the Holocaust and presenting a message of tolerance, he retired from his public role because of age and health (we should all have his health at age 92!). Fred is the author of the memoir Miracles, Milestones, & Memories, available at this link.This page collects some of the news coverage of the event.
Video of the graduation itself, including Fred\'s speech, is available on YouTube, at: http://youtu.be/t4dZsy5NPdQ.
Two television news shows produced stories -- one in advance, one after the event:
CNYCentral.com, which is affiliated with NBC and CBS
This story came out before the event, and is a "mini-documentary" of Fred\'s life
WENY-TV, which is affiliated with ABC and CBS
This story came out after the event, and is a record of the event
Print stories were produced by the Ithaca Journal and by the Associated Press:
- The Wall Street Journal Online: http://online.wsj.com/article/AP494471b6a6f0477eb38b79d52a4c43c7.html (dead link as of 24 July 2012)
- USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/06/holocaust-survivor-high-school-diploma-/1#.T-ebVbWe5Dg (last checked on 28 August 2017)
German news media picked up the story, as well, particularly in Fred\'s hometown of Aachen:
(Last updated: 28 August 2017)