November 9 | 7:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center For the tenth year, Chapman University gathers as an interfaith community to commemorate Kristallnacht. We remember the violence that swept across Germany on November 9-10, 1938, and the arrests and deportations that followed. Children at the time, both Engelina Lowenberg Billauer and
“If something isn’t blatantly impossible, then there must be a way of doing it.” Nicky Winton. What a great message with which to start the fall semester and our 2014-15 program Saving Memory: Fragments of the Holocaust. I have watched Nicky’s Family, the film we will be screening on September 16, several times. Each time
Poster for the film “Nicky’s Family” September 16 | 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall For more than fifty years, the story of rescuer Nicholas Winton remained untold. Only the serendipitous discovery of a suitcase filled with documents brought Winton’s story, and the stories of those he saved, to light. In 1938, Nicky, then
This Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” in which a tidal wave of Nazi violence swept through Germany and Austria, leaving in its wake not only broken glass, burnt synagogues, and desecrated Torahs, but shattered human lives. To us, these events seem remote at best. For many of our
Perspectives on Kristallnacht November 7 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses to Kristallnacht Engelina Billauer, Curt Lowens, Idele Stapholtz, Cantor Leopold Szneer Chapman University Faculty Participants School of Law: Michael Bazyler; Department of History: Marilyn Harran, Stefan Ionescu, Jennifer Keene, Shira Klein, Jeff Koerber
Earlier this week we at Chapman University celebrated the news that Dr. François Englert, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Residence and founding member of Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies, had received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He is a person who has accomplished the truly extraordinary–and he is also a child survivor of the Holocaust.