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An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance April 12 | 7 PM | Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

March 16, 2018 by | Lectures and Events

LIGHTING OF CANDLES OF REMEMBRANCE AND MUSICAL TRIBUTES Cantor Chayim Frenkel, Kehillat Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades. Accompanied by pianist David Kamenir Violinist Iman Khosrowpour, Conductor, Symphony Orchestra and Violin Faculty, Irvine Valley College Pianist Kevin Kwan Louks, Founding member of Trio Céleste and President of Chamber Music | OC REFLECTIONS Father Patrick Desbois Founder and president of

A Hero Who Dares to Hope

October 11, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

No matter how hard I try, I can’t imagine the horror that Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire has seen.  In Samantha Power’s introduction to General Dallaire’s book, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, she writes that when she learned of Dallaire’s experiences in Rwanda, she recalled Moshe the Beadle in Elie

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.”

Eichmann Unmasked

September 12, 2014 by | Books and Authors

  Bettina Stangneth’s Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer From time to time, I want to share with you my thoughts about books that I think are important contributions to the study of the Holocaust. In a recent New York Times article (9/3/2014) Jennifer Schuessler wrote: “More than 50 years after

Recent Books on Kristallnacht

November 8, 2013 by | Books and Authors

Photo: Burning of the synagogue in Hanover, Germany, night of 9 November 1938 As historians Debórah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt have observed about Kristallnacht, “The pogrom of 9 November 1938 was the end of the beginning; the 10th of November was the beginning of the end” (Holocaust: A History, p. 102). Nazi Germany

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