October 28, 2014 I 4 p.m. Bush Conference Center I Beckman Hall I Room 404 Alan Rosen, Ph.D. Author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder On the face of it, the miraculous would seem to have no place in Holocaust testimony or in the Holocaust in general. Yet,
This evening a traveling exhibit “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich,” created by the German Federal Bar, opens in Kennedy Hall at the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. The exhibit can be viewed from October 13 – November 21 during business hours. If you are in the area,
Seventy years ago, on Yom Kippur, September 27, 1944, the Jews of Auschwitz debated whether or not to fast. They were, after all, starving, each of them near death. Among the prisoners was a teenager just three days shy of his 16th birthday.
Last week, media around the world reported on the unearthing of the foundations of the Sobibór gas chambers. The discovery is part of an ongoing archaeological project conducted by Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, the German-Polish Foundation and the Majdanek State Museum.
Bettina Stangneth’s Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer From time to time, I want to share with you my thoughts about books that I think are important contributions to the study of the Holocaust. In a recent New York Times article (9/3/2014) Jennifer Schuessler wrote: “More than 50 years after
“If something isn’t blatantly impossible, then there must be a way of doing it.” Nicky Winton. What a great message with which to start the fall semester and our 2014-15 program Saving Memory: Fragments of the Holocaust. I have watched Nicky’s Family, the film we will be screening on September 16, several times. Each time
Poster for the film “Nicky’s Family” September 16 | 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall For more than fifty years, the story of rescuer Nicholas Winton remained untold. Only the serendipitous discovery of a suitcase filled with documents brought Winton’s story, and the stories of those he saved, to light. In 1938, Nicky, then
April 29 • 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium • Memorial Hall Lighting of Candles of Remembrance Musical Tribute Cantor Chayim Frenkel Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades Accompanied by David Kamenir Words of Reflection Rabbi Heidi Cohen Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Chapman University
February 11•7 p.m. Bush Conference Center Beckman Hall•Room 404 Stefan Ionescu Research Associate, Department of History and the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education Chapman University In this lecture, Stefan Ionescu examines the diverse experiences of Romanian Jews during the years 1940-1944 when the country was ruled by fascist leader and Nazi ally, Marshal Ion Victor
November 19 •4:00 PM Bush Conference Center | Beckman Hall |Room 404 Judita Matyášová Researcher, Military History Institute, Prague, Czech Republic Judita Matyášová is a freelance journalist and author in Prague, Czech Republic, where she is a researcher at the Military History Institute. She is a regular contributor to the Czech newspaper Lidové noviny. Ms.