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Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education

Dr. Amy Weiss
Annunciation Center - Main Floor

Phone: (973) 290-4351

Week of Holocaust Remembrance

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The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education invites the campus community and public to participate in the 28th Annual Week of Remembrance.

This week-long commemoration officially takes place November 5-12, 2018 and includes CSE's annual Kristallnacht commemoration, a documentary film screening and feedback session, and in-class faculty sessions.

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Schedule of Events

Monday, November 5, 2018

1:55 – 2:15 p.m.

Discussion on Nutrition During the Holocaust
Location: Henderson Hall 149
Sponsored by: Professor Christine Meissner

7:30 – 9:15 p.m.

28th Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Noah Isenberg, The New School
Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Dr. Norbert Bikales
Musical Performance: HaZamir Prep NJ
Location: Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center
Sponsored by: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Holocaust Survivor and Second Generation Testimony: Gina Lanceter and Gina Cohen
Sponsored by: Professor Margaret Roman
Location: Henderson Hall, Room 23

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Screening of Salam Neighbor
Sponsored by: Campus Ministry
Location: Ward Dining Room, Saint Joseph Hall

This screening is only open to CSE students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Introduction to Holocaust History
Location: Annunciation Center 109
Sponsored by: Professor Anne Langan

12:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Film Screening and Discussion: Woman in Gold
Location: Annunciation Center 109
Sponsored by: Professors Beatrice Kingston and Laura Winters

Thursday, November 8, 2018

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Kristallnacht Survivor Testimony: Erwin Ganz
Location: Santa Maria Hall 23
Sponsored by: Professor Francoise Cromer

9:45 – 11:25 a.m.

Why We Remember the Holocaust: Film and Discussion
Guest Speaker: Dr. Harriet Sepinwall
Location: Henderson Hall 25
Sponsored by: Professor Chantal Berthet

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Book Thief: Freedom Cannot Be Stolen
Discussion Leaders: Moises Garcia, Sarah Hansen, Mariella Meglio, Jessica Torres, and Crystal Villagra
Location: Santa Maria Hall 11
Sponsored by: Professor Deborah Tulloch

During the Nazi occupation of Europe, heroes appeared in various roles, especially those who risked their lives to preserve a legacy for future generations in hiding Jewish children. The bravery described in the text and media based on The Book Thief will be discussed.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Art History and the Holocaust: Why did Hitler Hate Modern Art?
Location: Annunciation Center 218
Sponsored by: Professor Ginny Butera

Join Dr. Ginny Butera – Professor of Art History, Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery – in her Learning to Look at Art class on Thursday, November 8. Dr. Butera will show clips from the Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst) show that was installed in Munich in July 1937. She will lead a discussion about why Hitler hated modern art and why/how it was connected to the Jewish people and the Holocaust.

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Gerda Bikales
Location: Annunciation Center 106
Sponsored by: Professor Michelle Barrett

Friday, November 9, 2018

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

New Jersey Working Group on Holocaust and Genocide Research

This scholars working group is closed to the public.

11:00 a.m.

Museum of Jewish Heritage tour

This event is only open to CSE students.

Monday, November 12, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Dr. Norbert Bikales
Location: Henderson Hall 23
Sponsored by: Professor Maria Checton