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Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Dr. Harriet Sepinwall and
Sister Kathleen Flanagan
Co-Directors

Annunciation Center - Main Floor

Phone: (973) 290-4351
holocaustcenter@cse.edu

Week of Holocaust Remembrance 2014

The College of Saint Elizabeth invites the public to join the campus community for the 24th Annual CSE Week of Holocaust Remembrance, November 10 to 14, 2014. This week-long program of remembrance, commemoration, and education includes the annual community interfaith Kristallnacht Commemoration; Interfaith Dialogue Program; and the In-Class Faculty Sessions. These programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to join us.

The 2014 Kristallnacht Commemoration takes place Monday evening, November 10th, 7:30-9:15pm, in Dolan Performance Hall. The evening begins with an Interfaith Service of Remembrance, followed by survivor testimonies of Gerda Bikales and Dr. Norbert Bikales: both experienced Kristallnacht as young children. There will be a dessert reception in honor of Survivors at the conclusion of the program.

"Interfaith Dialogue After the Holocaust: What? Why? How?" will take place on Thursday evening, November 13th, 7:30-9:15 p.m. in Dolan Performance Hall. This Conversation among faith-based spiritual leaders will be led by Pastor Murdoch MacPherson (Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence NJ), Rev. Jeff Markay (Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham NJ), Father Anthony Randazzo (Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, North Caldwell, NJ), and Rabbi Alan Silverstein (Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell NJ).

The 16 In-Class Faculty Sessions provide opportunities for sitting in on classes to learn from testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and Rwandan genocide, film screenings with discussion, programs related to the music of the Holocaust, ethical aspects of the Holocaust, and trends in bias crimes. Testimonies will be given by Margit Feldman (Hungary); Erwin Ganz (Germany); Gina Lanceter (Poland); Eugenie Mukeshimana (Rwanda); Dina Cohen and Allen Zaks (Second Generation).

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 10

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Film Screening with Discussion
"THE LAST SURVIVOR: Four Tragedies, Four Journeys. One Purpose" – a documentary of the lives of survivors of the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda, Darfur and Congo.
Presented by: Dr. David Tataw, Associate Professor, Health Care Management
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 25

7:30 – 9:15 p.m.

 

Kristallnacht Commemoration
Interfaith Service of Remembrance
Survivor testimonies from Gerda Bikales and Dr. Norbert Bikales, who both experienced Kristallnacht as young children.
Dessert reception in honor of Survivors
Location: Dolan Performance Hall

Tuesday, November 11

8:00 – 9:40 a.m.

 

Film Screening with Discussion
"THE GERMAN DOCTOR" – a film of Argentinian Lucia Puenzo, focuses on Dr. Josef Mengele, who performed infamous Auschwitz experiments
Presented by: Chantal Berthet, Assistant Professor, Global Studies
Location: Santa Maria Hall, Room 23

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Persons and Decisions of Conscience
Case studies of persons who dared to care and act.
Presented by: Sister Diane Collesano, Assistant Professor, Theology
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 129

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

Second Generation Testimony
Allen Zaks, Child of Holocaust Survivors, will share his parents' experiences during the Holocaust
Presented by: Dr. Ellen Ehrlich, Professor, Nursing
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 121

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Remembering and Listening as Moral Activities
Spiritual and ethical aspects of the virtues for reflecting on the Holocaust
Presented by: Dr. Catherine Martin, Professor, Theology
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 304

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

Persons and Decisions of Conscience
Case studies of persons who dared to care and act.
Presented by: Sister Diane Collesano, Assistant Professor, Theology
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 109

Wednesday, November 12

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

 

Music of the Holocaust
Presentation by Dr. Tamara Freeman: violinist, violist, and ethnomusicologist of the Holocaust
Presented by: Dr. Vincent J. Rufino, Adjunct Professor, Music
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 109

12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Film Screening and Discussion: "IDA"
Holocaust film made by Polish Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski
Presented by: Beatrice Kingston and Dr. Laura Winters, Professors, English
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 109

12:30 – 1:40 p.m.

 

The Rwandan Genocide of 1994
Testimony: Eugenie Mukeshimana, Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide; Founder and Executive Director, Genocide Survivors Support Network
Presented by: Dr. Anne Langan, Associate Professor, Sociology
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 218

1:50 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Holocaust Testimony
Testimony: Ann Monka (Poland)
Presented by: Dr. Chloe Bland, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 12

Thursday, November 13

9:45 – 11:25 a.m.

 

Holocaust Testimony
Survivor testimony: Gina Lanceter (Poland)
Second Generation Testimony: Dina Cohen (Daughter of Gina)
Presented by: Dr. Margaret Roman, Professor, English
Location: Saint Joseph Hall - Ward Dining Room

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

 

Film Screening with Discussion
Nazi Medicine: In the Shadow of the Reich
Presented by: Dr. Tara Cominski, Assistant Professor, Biology
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 201

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Holocaust Testimony
Erwin Ganz, Survivor of Nazi Germany and Kristallnacht
Presented by: Dr. Valerie Scott, Psychology Program
Location: Annunciation Center, Room 218

6:00 – 7:40 p.m.

 

Trends in Bias Crimes
Presented by: Adjunct Professor Philip J. Crossin, Justice Studies Program
Location: Santa Maria Hall, Room 31

7:30 – 9:15 p.m.

 

Interfaith Dialogue After the Holocaust: What? Why? How?
Presented by: Pastor Murdoch MacPherson (Faith Lutheran Church, New Providence NJ), Rev. Jeff Markay (Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham NJ), Father Anthony Randazzo (Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, North Caldwell, NJ), and Rabbi Alan Silverstein (Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell NJ)
Location: Dolan Performance Hall

Friday, November 14

1:50 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Film Screening with Discussion
Nazi Medicine: In the Shadow of the Reich
Presented by: Dr. Chloe Bland, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 12

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