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Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education


Hilbert Museum Exhibition Showcases 25 Years of Student Holocaust Art and Writing

April 22, 2024 by | News

“Messengers of Memory: A 25-Year Retrospective of the Annual Chapman University Holocaust Art & Writing Contest” is currently on display at the newly expanded Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University through July 31, 2024. This special curated exhibition highlights 25 years of prize-winning entries in the Holocaust Art & Writing Contest. The contest,

Advocating for Survivors: The Importance of Love in the Face of Tragedy

March 21, 2023 by Isabella Broome | News

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

The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

October 10, 2022 by Staci Dumoski | News

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.

Three Minutes: A Lengthening A Glimpse into the lives of unsuspecting Jewish citizens in 1938

September 24, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

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

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education Presents New Perspectives on the Holocaust Series of Lectures and Events for 2021-22

September 14, 2021 by Dr. Marilyn J. Harran | News

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: Oct. 1 A Free Film Screening

August 31, 2015 by | Uncategorized

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.

Unknown Stories: Czech Jewish Teenagers in Denmark and Sweden, 1939-1945

November 14, 2013 by | Events

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

Rodgers Center event to feature rare gathering of four Kristallnacht survivors

October 30, 2013 by Dawn Bonker | News

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

Alan Rosen shares “The Wonder of Their Voices”

October 15, 2013 by | Events

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

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