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An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

April 15, 2014 by | Lectures and Events

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

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Surviving the Holocaust: The Jews of Bucharest in Nazi Allied Romania

February 3, 2014 by | Lectures and Events

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

Synagogue in Hanover

Recent Books on Kristallnacht

November 8, 2013 by | Books and Authors

Photo: Burning of the synagogue in Hanover, Germany, night of 9 November 1938 As historians Debórah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt have observed about Kristallnacht, “The pogrom of 9 November 1938 was the end of the beginning; the 10th of November was the beginning of the end” (Holocaust: A History, p. 102). Nazi Germany

Fasenensrasse Synagogue, Berlin

More than Broken Glass–Kristallnacht 75 Years Later

November 4, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

This Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” in which a tidal wave of Nazi violence swept through Germany and Austria, leaving in its wake not only broken glass, burnt synagogues, and desecrated Torahs, but shattered human lives. To us, these events seem remote at best. For many of our

Engelina Billauer, Curt Lowens, Idele Stapholtz and Cantor Leopold Szneer

Commemorating “Kristallnacht” – 75 Years Later

October 31, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

Perspectives on Kristallnacht November 7 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses to Kristallnacht Engelina Billauer, Curt Lowens, Idele Stapholtz, Cantor Leopold Szneer Chapman University Faculty Participants School of Law: Michael Bazyler; Department of History: Marilyn Harran, Stefan Ionescu, Jennifer Keene, Shira Klein, Jeff Koerber

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Alan Rosen shares “The Wonder of Their Voices”

October 14, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

October 22 • 4:00 PM Bush Conference Center | Beckman Hall | Room 404 Dr. Alan Rosen Author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder Thanks to the dedicated work of organizations such as The “1939″ Club and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, tens of thousands of Holocaust survivor

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“Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List” (David Crowe)

September 21, 2013 by | Books and Authors

The first scenes of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (1993) show a man lay out his fine clothing, carefully select a tie, and embellish his suit with a Nazi Party lapel pin. The viewer soon discovers that this is Oskar Schindler, not only a Nazi but an opportunist, a businessman with questionable ethics, and a notorious