Saturday, October 14, marked the 75th anniversary of the most successful revolt by prisoners during the Holocaust. It occurred at Sobibor, one of three Operation Reinhard death camps in Poland, where some 250,000 Jews were murdered during 1942 and 1943. In spite of the significance of what occurred at Sobibor, the courageous actions of the
October 12 | 7 PM Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall Introduction to Film Dr. Erin Mosely Department of History, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Beasts of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping take of Agu, a child soldier torn
October 16 | 7 PM Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall Co-sponsored by Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Department of Peace Studies Roméo Dallaire is a retired Canadian Senator, a retired Canadian Army Lieutenant-General, a devoted humanitarian, and an outspoken advocate and champion of human rights. During his distinguished military career,
Screening of Film Denial September 11 | 7 PM Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall Denial: Holocaust History on Trial Dr. Deborah Lipstadt September 14 | 7 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Knowledge Without Action: The Case of Germany during the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire Dr. David Crowe and
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,
Co-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 October 13 | 3 – 4:45 PM Argyros Forum | Room 209 PANELISTS From the Woman in Gold to the Manuscripts
I am sure many of you have been reading about the soon to be released feature film Woman in Gold. Starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, the film will be out in early April. It recounts the compelling story of Maria Altmann and her decades-long struggle to have the Gustav Klimt portrait of her aunt,
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
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.
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.