Rodgers Center Fall Series Opens with Film Screening of “Woman in Gold”

August 26, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

Co-sponsored by  Department of Art • Department of History •Department of Religious Studies,Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences • Fish Interfaith Center • Civic Engagement Initiatives September 10 | 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall Woman in Gold is the remarkable story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek

The Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

April 17, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

April 28, 2015 • 7 p.m. Wallace All Faiths Chapel I Fish Interfaith Center Richard G. Hovannisian, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles In April 1915, with the arrest of more than 200 Armenian leaders and intellectuals in Constantinople, the government of the Ottoman Empire initiated the

An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

March 10, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

A Collaborative Program with the Department of Theatre and The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts The 70th Anniversary of Liberation A Tribute in Words and Music Reflections by Elie Wiesel Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University Lighting of Candles of Remembrance April 16 I 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium I

A Troubling Portrait: German Women and the Third Reich

December 3, 2014 by | Lectures and Events

A few weeks ago I wrote about how Bettina Stangneth’s book Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer had transformed our understanding of the perpetrator Adolf Eichmann. So too has Wendy Lower’s book Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields expanded our knowledge of German women in the Third Reich, offering a much more nuanced, complex, and indeed, troubling portrait of the young German women who chose to go to “the wild east.”

Educating the Head and the Heart: A Guest Blog by Tannis Deloyola

October 28, 2014 by Tannis Deloyola | Holocaust Art and Writing Contest

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.

An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht

October 28, 2014 by | Lectures and Events

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