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
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
On Thursday, September 10, in Memorial Auditorium, the Rodgers Center begins its fall series of events with a screening of Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Later in the semester, on October 13, we will be privileged to have with us the real life attorney played by Reynolds, E. Randol Schoenberg, to
Kristallnacht –the Night of Broken Glass, as the Nazis themselves chose to call it–refers to the organized violence that swept across Germany and Austria on the night of November 9 – 10, 1938 as Brown Shirts, members of the Sturmabteiling , dressed in civilian clothes, ransacked and destroyed Jewish shops and businesses. They
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
Next Tuesday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in the Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall, room 404, scholar and author Dr. Alan Rosen will speak on a challenging and complex topic. His lecture is entitled “Miraculous Testimony: Recounting Wondrous Interventions from the Days of Wrath.” As Dr. Rosen would be the first to say, the miraculous
Seventy years ago, on Yom Kippur, September 27, 1944, the Jews of Auschwitz debated whether or not to fast. They were, after all, starving, each of them near death. Among the prisoners was a teenager just three days shy of his 16th birthday.
Last week, media around the world reported on the unearthing of the foundations of the Sobibór gas chambers. The discovery is part of an ongoing archaeological project conducted by Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, the German-Polish Foundation and the Majdanek State Museum.
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