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,

Law Serving Injustice: September 15, 1935

September 15, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Today, September 15, Jews around the world are observing the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the beginning of the High Holy Days. On this same date, 80 years ago, the Jews of Germany awoke to discover that by a vote of the Reichstag, then merely a rubber stamp for the

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