November 17 | 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall Father Patrick Desbois President, Yahad-In Unum Author of The Holocaust By Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews Although nearly seventy years have passed since the war in Europe ended, and with it the Nazis’ plan to
This poignant connection between a 9th grade student and a Holocaust survivor came about because of a special learning opportunity which challenges students to connect through art, writing or film with men and women who experienced humanity at its worse, who experienced silence from the world, and who experienced inexplicable loss and suffering. This opportunity goes far beyond a history textbook or even a literary memoir. It exists because people believe that living history and the preservation of memory are important, indeed crucial. It exists because of the Chapman University Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.
A Night of Broken Glass and Shattered Community November 7 | 6:30 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Reflections by Curt Lowens Holocaust Survivor and Rescuer This event is co-sponsored by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Hillel, Chapman Interfaith Council, Fish Interfaith Center. Admission is free. No tickets/reservations required. Reserved seating
Next Tuesday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in the Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall, room 404, scholar and author Dr. Alan Rosen will speak on a challenging and complex topic. His lecture is entitled “Miraculous Testimony: Recounting Wondrous Interventions from the Days of Wrath.” As Dr. Rosen would be the first to say, the miraculous
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