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70 Years after the Holocaust: Memory Matters

April 10, 2018 by | Lectures and Events

In Douma, Syria, a horrific poison gas attack takes 60 lives and injures thousands more.  Once again, we are confronted by the inhumanity of humanity.  With suffering and death, murder and brutality, in the here and now, why bother to remember what occurred more than 70 years ago? In his latest book, In Broad Daylight:

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An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

March 16, 2018 by | Lectures and Events

LIGHTING OF CANDLES OF REMEMBRANCE AND MUSICAL TRIBUTES Cantor Chayim Frenkel, Kehillat Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades. Accompanied by pianist David Kamenir Violinist Iman Khosrowpour, Conductor, Symphony Orchestra and Violin Faculty, Irvine Valley College Pianist Kevin Kwan Louks, Founding member of Trio Céleste and President of Chamber Music | OC REFLECTIONS Father Patrick Desbois Founder and president of

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An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for “Kristallnacht”

October 26, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

November 9 | 7:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center For the tenth year, Chapman University gathers as an interfaith community to commemorate Kristallnacht. We remember the violence that swept across Germany on November 9-10, 1938, and the arrests and deportations that followed. Children at the time, both Engelina Lowenberg Billauer and

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A Hero Who Dares to Hope

October 11, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

No matter how hard I try, I can’t imagine the horror that Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire has seen.  In Samantha Power’s introduction to General Dallaire’s book, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, she writes that when she learned of Dallaire’s experiences in Rwanda, she recalled Moshe the Beadle in Elie

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Screening of "Beasts of No Nation"

September 29, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

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

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My Journey from Rwanda to Humanitarianism Today

September 18, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

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,

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Knowledge Without Action

September 18, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

A Conversation between Professor David Crowe and Professor Richard Hovannisian. Moderated by Jennifer Keene. September 26 | 7PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center The Armenian Genocide occurred under the cover of the Great War although evidence of what was occurring did not remain hidden. While the eyewitness accounts of genocide reported by

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Denial: Holocaust History on Trial

August 31, 2017 by | Uncategorized

September 11 | 7 PM Chapman Auditorium | Memorial Hall SCREENING | “Denial” Denial is adapted from Deborah Lipstadt’s riveting account History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. Starring Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz as historian Deborah Lipstadt, Denial goes beyond the courtroom drama to probe the very essence of truth

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History, Memory, Justice

August 9, 2017 by | Lectures and Events

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

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Remembering Curt Lowens, z"l

May 10, 2017 by | Holocaust Survivor

With great sadness, I share the news of the passing on Monday night of our dear friend Curt Lowens. For almost 15 years, Curt has been a vital part of our program, speaking in classes, at our annual Kristallnacht commemoration, at the awards ceremony for the Holocaust Art and Writing Contest, and on so many

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