Rodgers Center Fall Series Opens with Premiere Screening of “After Auschwitz”

July 28, 2016 by | Lectures and Events

Co-sponsored by  Department of History •Department of Religious Studies,Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences • Civic Engagement Initiatives September 13| 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall In Jon Kean’s 2007 documentary Swimming in Auschwitz, six women—from different countries and diverse backgrounds—shared their unforgettable stories of surviving Auschwitz. After Auschwitz brings us into

Remembering–With Purpose Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

May 2, 2016 by | Lectures and Events

This Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the Chapman University campus we will gather once again as a community of Holocaust remembrance.  On our first occasion of remembrance, in April 2000, we screened the haunting documentary The Last Days, directed by James Moll, that focused on the last phase of Nazi

An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance May 3 | 7 PM | Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

April 18, 2016 by | Lectures and Events

MUSICAL TRIBUTES David Lisker— Violinist and Artistic Director, Lisker Music Foundation Graduate of Juilliard School and protégé of violinist, Itzhak Perlman Daniel Alfred Wachs— Director of Orchestral Activities, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, Chapman University Music Director and Conductor, Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra Cantor Chayim Frenkel— Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of

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

Never To Be Forgotten: Thomas Blatt, April 15, 1927 – October 31, 2015 Fighter for Memory and Justice

November 2, 2015 by | Holocaust Survivor

Tom Blatt was such a force of nature that it seemed unimaginable that there would ever be a time when he would not be with us. Tom spent virtually his entire life fighting–first for survival and then, after the Holocaust, for memory and justice. One of the few survivors of Sobibor, the death camp in

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

To Capture the Fire: The Life and Works of Elie Wiesel with guest speaker Alan Rosen, Ph.D.

October 14, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

October 27 | 4 PM Bush Conference Center | Beckman Hall | Room 404 Alan Rosen, Ph.D. Author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder In this lecture, Dr. Alan Rosen, who has written extensively on the life and writing of Elie Wiesel, explores a theme central to many

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