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Holocaust Education Resource Center

Dr. Harriet Sepinwall and
Sister Kathleen Flanagan

2 Convent Road
Annunciation Center
Main Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4351

Week of Holocaust Remembrance

CSE's Holocaust Education Resource Center invites the public to join the campus community and attend one or more of 16 faculty-led sessions on campus during the 23rd Annual CSE Week of Holocaust Remembrance, November 11 to 15, 2013. The events are free and open to the public.

Each session explores an aspect of the Holocaust. Rabbi Richard Hammerman, will speak on Faith in the Time of Loss. Four Holocaust survivors will give their testimonies as part of various classroom programs: Lona Hess, from Germany; Ernest Pressburger, from Germany; Gina Lanceter, from Poland; and Ursula Pawel, from Germany. The second generation will be represented by Dina Cohen, chair of Generations of the Shoah International, who will present her mother, Gina Lanceter. Both Cohen and Lanceter are members of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and are the only parent-child pair to do so.

The film programs offered in classes include Dr. Vincent J. Rufino, CSE adjunct lecturer in music history, using the film, Requiem of Defiance: Music from Terezin, and Chantal Berthet, CSE Spanish professor, presenting excerpts from the documentary, Visa to Paradise, telling the story of Jews who found refuge from the Holocaust by going to Mexico. Six other sessions will feature a variety of other topics, including propaganda of Nazi Germany, rescue and rescuers, the Cambodian genocide and hate crimes in America.

See the full schedule below.

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Kristallnacht | Film Festival | Student-Teacher Class | In-Class Faculty Sessions | Interfaith Dialogue

Monday, November 11

9:45 – 10:55 a.m.


Mexico and the Holocaust
Film screening with excerpts from documentary Visa to Paradise, directed by Lillian Liberman
Presented by: Chantal Berthet, Professor of Spanish
Location: Santa Maria Hall 28

11:00 – 12:15 p.m.


Film Screening: Requiem of Defiance: Music from Terezin
Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Rufino, Lecturer of Music History
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 109

7:30 – 9:15 p.m.


Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary Commemoration
"The Future of Survivor Testimony"
Guest Speaker: Stephen D. Smith, Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation, Inaugural UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education and adjunct professor of religion at USC
Testimony: Pinchas Gutter, Holocaust Survivor (Poland)
Dessert reception in honor of survivors at conclusion of program
Location: Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center

Tuesday, November 12

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.


Art Exhibit and Curator-Led Tour: Held Against Their Will
Discussion of particular pieces, including Holocaust and genocide images
Presented by: Dr. Ginny Butera, Professor of Art; Exhibit Curator; Director, Maloney Art Gallery
Location: Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Annunciation Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.


Propaganda of Nazi Germany
How graphic advertising propaganda was used to promulgate the Nazi agenda
Presented by: Raul Villarreal, MFA, Assistant Professor of Art
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 212

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.


Testimony: Lona Hess, Survivor (Hannover, Germany)
Surviving the Holocaust in Riga, Latvia as a 20 year-old
Presented by: Dr. Ellen Ehrlich, Professor of Nursing
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 12

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


The Holocaust: Remembering and the Common Good
Presented by: Sister Diane Collesano and Sister Alice Swartz, Professors of Theology
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 109

Wednesday, November 13

9:45 – 10:55 a.m.


"After the Worst Has Happened: Poetry in Response to the Holocaust and Armenian Genocide"
An opportunity for poetry reading, conversation, and writing prompts
Presented by: Dr. Laura Winters, Professor of English; poets Lynne McEniry, Jane Sietel, and Deborah Gerrish
Location: Santa Maria Hall, Room 21

11:00 – 12:15 p.m.


Film Screening: Requiem of Defiance: Music from Terezin
Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Rufino, Adjunt lecturer of Music History
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 109

12:30 – 1:10 p.m.


Holocaust Testimony: Ernest Pressburger, Kristallnacht Survivor (Germany)
Presented by: Chloe Bland, Professor of Psychology
Location: Ward Dining Room, St. Joseph's Hall

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


Holocaust Testimony: Gina Lanceter (Poland) and Dina Cohen (daughter)
Presented by: Dr. Margaret Roman, Professor of English and Women's Studies
Location: Ward Dining Room, St. Joseph's Hall

3:10 – 4:50 p.m.


Holocaust Testimony: Ursula Pawel, Survivor of Terezin and Auschwitz
Presented by: Dr. Valerie Scott, Professor of Psychology
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 23

6:00 – 8:30 pm


Faith in Time of Loss
Guest speaker: Rabbi Richard Hammerman
Presented by: Dr. Erin Biviano, Professor of Theology
Location: Annunciation Center 129

Thursday, November 14

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Holocaust Rescuers from Three Faith Traditions
Presented by: Dr. Catherine Martin, Professor of Theology
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 129

6:00 – 7:15 pm


Analyzing Hate Crime Trends
Researching and discussion on Hate/Bias Crime Trends occurring in the United States
Presented by: Dr. Jim Ford, Professor and Study Coordinator of Justice Studies
Location: Annunciation Center 109

7:30 – 9 p.m.


Interfaith Dialogue: Learning to See Jews as God's Beloved: A Revolution in Catholic Understanding
Presented by: Dr. Philip A. Cunningham, Professor of Theology, and Director, Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations, Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia
Location: Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center

Friday, November 15

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


The Cambodian Genocide
Presented by: Dr. Anne Langan, Professor of Sociology
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 201

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