A first-hand account of the "Schindler's List" story will be told by one of its survivors, Zev Kedem. The free lecture, titled "Schindler's List: A Survivor Celebrates Life," will be at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Foellinger Auditorium. Kedem, a documentary filmmaker in his early 60s, was 8 years old when the Nazis entered Krakow, Poland, during World War II. Along with millions of other Jews, he endured the horrors of the concentration camps. Kedem was in Aushchwitz and then five other camps. Thanks to being placed on the list of 1,100 Jews compiled by Nazi industrialist Oskar Schindler - a story made famous by Steven Spielberg's award-winning movie - Kedem survived to age 11 and was liberated from the camps in 1945. Only after consulting on and appearing in Spielberg's movie did Kedem begin to deal with the experiences of his youth and to speak about them. Since 1994, he has been lecturing college audiences. Despite the "darkness and evil" experienced in his years in the camps, Kedem "has found a multitude of reasons to celebrate life," and that is part of the message he brings to audiences.