The Vienna Paradox: Jewish Identity and Austrian High Culture Between the World Wars Sponsored by The Joyce and Saul Brandman Foundation Lecture Series

January 8, 2016 by | Lectures and Events

February 16 | 7 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Co-Sponsored by Department of English | Department of History | Department of Religious Studies | Tabula Poetica, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Leatherby Libraries and Fish Interfaith Center Marjorie Perloff, Ph.D. Author of Differentials: Poetry, Poetics and Pedagogy and

A Night of Broken Glass and Shattered Community An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht

November 2, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

November 10 | 7:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Reflections by Ambassador Dr. Bernd Fischer Chancellor Fellow, Chapman University Former Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles Honoring Curt Lowens Witness to Kristallnacht, Holocaust Survivor and Rescuer On his 90th Birthday This event is co-sponsored by the

Who Owns the Past?

October 9, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

A few weeks ago, at Chapman University, we screened the compelling film Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. On Tuesday, October 13, we are fortunate to have with us the real life attorney, E. Randol Schoenberg, portrayed by Reynolds in the film. The case which Mr. Schoenberg won for his client, Maria

“‘Americans, Americans,’ the angel said.”

September 28, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

“‘Americans, Americans,’ the angel  said.” The “angel” who spoke those words was a U.S. soldier, and the teenager who heard them in early May 1945 was a Lithuanian survivor of a death march from the Dachau concentration camp.  His name was Solly Gaynor. Solly’s angel didn’t look at all like he had imagined.  Puzzled at

Stolen by the Nazis: Recovering “The Woman in Gold” and Other Paintings Sponsored by The John and Toby Martz Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies

September 25, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

October 13 | 7 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel |Fish Interfaith Center Co-Sponsored by Department of Art | Department of History | Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and The Dale E. Fowler School of Law E. Randol Schoenberg Of-Counsel and Co-Founding Partner, Burris, Schoenberg & Walden, LLP President,

Law Serving Injustice: September 15, 1935

September 15, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Today, September 15, Jews around the world are observing the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the beginning of the High Holy Days. On this same date, 80 years ago, the Jews of Germany awoke to discover that by a vote of the Reichstag, then merely a rubber stamp for the