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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,

“‘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

Stolen by the Nazis: Recovering “The Woman in Gold” and Other Paintings Sponsored by The John and Toby Martz Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies

September 25, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

October 13 | 7 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel |Fish Interfaith Center C o-Sponsored by Department of Art | Department of History | Department of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and The Dale E. Fowler School of Law E. Randol Schoenberg Of-Counsel and Co-Founding Partner, Burris,

The Centenary of the Armenian Genocide

April 17, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

April 28, 2015 • 7 p.m. Wallace All Faiths Chapel I Fish Interfaith Center Richard G. Hovannisian, Ph.D. Emeritus Professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles In April 1915, with the arrest of more than 200 Armenian leaders and intellectuals in Constantinople, the government of the Ottoman Empire initiated the

An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

March 10, 2015 by | Lectures and Events

A Collaborative Program with the Department of Theatre and The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts The 70th Anniversary of Liberation A Tribute in Words and Music Reflections by Elie Wiesel Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Distinguished Presidential Fellow, Chapman University Lighting of Candles of Remembrance April 16 I 7 p.m. Chapman Auditorium I

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.”