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.
A few days ago I viewed for the first time in several years Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film Schindler’s List. In my experience, relatively few films remain meaningful and visually powerful so many years after one’s first viewing. That was certainly the case for me with Schindler’s List.
Today marks the release of The Boy on the Wooden Box , the memoir of our dear friend Leon Leyson. Leon was a guiding spirit of our program, always excited about new facets of our program in Holocaust history and education at Chapman University. It seems only appropriate that we initiate our blog today. I