Chapman University, the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and Wilkinson College are pleased to host a lecture titled, “A Boy in Terezin: The Private Diary of Pavel Weiner” with Dr. Deborah Dwork on October 18, 2012 in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel in the Fish Interfaith Center.

Written in tiny script on scarce paper, the diary of Pavel Weiner is a precious record of daily life in the transit camp the Germans called Theresienstadt. The diary begins in April 1944 and ends in May 1945, shortly before liberation. In his entries, Pavel writes about what mattered to him: his relationships with other boys, his teachers, and his mother and father; his creative projects; food — and especially his first love, soccer.

Historical events, typically in the foreground, shift to the background. We see the camp through different lens, through the eyes of a 13-year-old boy struggling to become a man.

In this lecture, Dr. Dwork will speak about the diary which she edited and annotated. She is the author of numerous books, including Children With A Star and Flight From the Reich, co-authored with Robert Jan van Pelt, a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist.

Dr. Deborah Dwork is the Rose Professor of History and Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at (714) 628-7377.