Why the Word ‘Genocide’ Matters

April 27, 2021 by | World News and Events

Marilyn J. Harran Professor of Religious Studies and History Stern Chair in Holocaust Education Chapman University On Saturday, April 24, for the first time, a U.S. president officially referred to the mass murder of Armenians during World War I as “genocide.” To say the statement was long overdue is a huge understatement. Indeed, it is


Remembering Mila Page, Z'L

December 4, 2020 by | Holocaust Survivor

On the evening of December 2, Ludmila Page, who in July reached the milestone age of 100, passed away. Were we not in a pandemic, we would be gathering to honor her and share our memories. A founding member of The “1939” Club (now Society), Mila was the epitome of elegance and kindness. She would


An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

April 20, 2020 by | Lectures and Events

Join us for our virtual commemoration at 7 p.m. on April 21. Accessing the event link prior to this time may result in an error message. Save the event to your calendar on our events page. In this difficult time of separation, we at the Rodgers Center send you our heartfelt wishes for your continued


Liberation and the Holocaust

January 27, 2020 by Tiana Taliep | Uncategorized

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army’s liberation of Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp complex established by Nazi Germany. Built in a swamp near the town of Oświęcim, Poland, it came to be comprised of three camps: a prison camp, a killing center, and a forced labor camp. Jews were transported by train


Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library Represented in Exhibit

November 20, 2019 by Tiana Taliep | Holocaust Survivor

The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library at Chapman University is proud to be a contributor to the exhibit “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago.  Not Far Away,” which recently opened at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. Including some 700 artifacts and 400 photographs, the exhibit displays many items that have never been


Making the Past Present

September 18, 2019 by Tiana Taliep | Uncategorized

Tiana Taliep is an Archivist for the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library and Archive at Chapman University since September 2017. Previously, she worked as a Processing Archivist at the New York Public Library. Tiana earned her B.A. in History from  Brooklyn College, and Master’s in Library and Information Science with a certification in


The Sobibor Revolt

October 15, 2018 by | Holocaust Survivor

Saturday, October 14, marked the 75th anniversary of the most successful revolt by prisoners during the Holocaust. It occurred at Sobibor, one of three Operation Reinhard death camps in Poland, where some 250,000 Jews were murdered during 1942 and 1943. In spite of the significance of what occurred at Sobibor, the courageous actions of the


Exiles in Los Angeles

October 5, 2018 by | Lectures and Events

October 16 | An Afternoon and Evening Event 2:30 – 4:45 p.m. |Argyros Forum 209 Introduction by Dr. Marilyn Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and Director, Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education A Schoenberg Perspective on the Doctor Faustus Controversy E. Randol Schoenberg Editor of The Doctor Faustus Dossier: Arnold Schoenberg, Thomas Mann, and Their Contemporaries, 1930-1951 E. Randol


70 Years after the Holocaust: Memory Matters

April 10, 2018 by | Lectures and Events

In Douma, Syria, a horrific poison gas attack takes 60 lives and injures thousands more.  Once again, we are confronted by the inhumanity of humanity.  With suffering and death, murder and brutality, in the here and now, why bother to remember what occurred more than 70 years ago? In his latest book, In Broad Daylight:

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