On March 10th, 2023, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education hosted the awards ceremony for the 24th Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest for middle and high-school students. The theme for this year was “The Strength of Love and the Will to Survive.” Participants used an interview with
A two-night event presented by the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University will explore the life and art of Charlotte Salomon. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, an online lecture by noted Salomon expert Monica Bohm-Duchen will introduce the life and work of the German-Jewish artist, who died in Auschwitz at the age of 26.
In 2009, Wilkinson College Presidential Fellow in English and History, Dr. Glenn Kurtz came across some old film in his parent’s closet. He discovered the film documented his grandparents’ trip to Europe in 1938, which included three minutes of David and Liza Kurtz’s visit to Nasielsk, Poland. These three minutes would become the only known
After a year of virtual events absent the excitement that comes from sharing in-person programs, the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education resumes on-campus events this fall. As we have seen so often over the last year, bringing awareness and knowledge of the Holocaust to our students and to the broader community is more crucial than
The Legacy of Heart Mountain , a documentary film, will be screening on Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7-9 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Chapman Auditorium. Please join us for this special showcase and panel discussion. This award-winning documentary is about Japanese American Internment during WWII. It has won three Emmy Awards, a RTDNA Edward R.
Chapman University, The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and Wilkinson College bring you Judita Matyášová in a lecture titled, ““Unknown Stories: Czech Jewish Teenagers in Denmark and Sweden, 1939-1945.” Matyášová will be speaking on Tuesday, November 19, at 4 p.m. in Beckman 404. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Judita Matyášová is a freelance
Chapman University’s Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education has planned two days of special programs to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the violent November night in 1938 that became a turning point in Nazi anti-Jewish policy. Four Holocaust survivors and Kristallnacht witnesses will share their memories in a panel titled “Four Perspectives on Kristallnacht: 75
On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. The Rodgers Center presents, Dr. Alan Rosen, Author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder in Beckman Hall, Room 404. In this lecture, Dr. Alan Rosen will explore Boder’s special contribution to Holocaust memory. Dr. Rosen is the author of Sounds
Someday in the future the story of a rainy March day at Chapman University in 2013 will come back to life for high school sophomore Katie Mukai. That’s because after spending time meeting and chatting with several Holocaust survivors at the Fourteenth Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest , Katie has already pegged the
Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children on the legendary Schindler’s List , died on January 12, 2013 after a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was 83. A memorial service will be held in his honor on February 17, 2013 at 12 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel. Mr. Leyson devoted much