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.
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
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
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
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
Earlier this week we at Chapman University celebrated the news that Dr. François Englert, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Residence and founding member of Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies, had received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He is a person who has accomplished the truly extraordinary–and he is also a child survivor of the Holocaust. I
October 3 • 4:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Dr. David N. Crowe Professor of History, Elon University Professor of Legal History, Elon University School of Law Author of Oskar Schindler: The Untold Story of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List (2004) While Jews were the
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
A few days ago I viewed for the first time in several years Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film Schindler’s List. In my experience, relatively few films remain meaningful and visually powerful so many years after one’s first viewing. That was certainly the case for me with Schindler’s List.