The Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week will be held Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30, 2012 on the Lee Campus. The 16th annual, week-long event includes survivor talks, lectures, films, book discussions, exhibits, and tours of a World War II era boxcar on loan from the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida. This year’s theme, “Surviving…,” will focus on the stories of the courageous people who survived the Holocaust.
Some of the highlights include:
· A roundtable discussion with nine Holocaust survivors including Rene Beddouk, Anneliese Salamon, Gerda Friedeman, Anatole Kurdsjuk, Lore and Fred Rosenstrauch, Jacque and Sabine Van Dam, and Benno Beninga.
· Survivor stories including Anneliese Salamon, 82, who was 12-years-old when she and her family were forced in boxcars and transported to the Theresienstadt concentration/transit camp in Czechoslovakia. They were imprisoned for three years.
· Project Tolerance: A collaboration of art and literary work by Sanibel artist Myra Roberts and local journalist Ella Nayor.
Each year, Edison State College professors have encouraged students to attend Holocaust Memorial Week presentations, linked course assignments to presentations, or assigned extra credit for participating. This presents a unique opportunity for students to interact with living Holocaust survivors.
Holocaust Memorial Week events are free and open to the public. For more information, including the 2012 Schedule of Events, go to www.edison.edu/holocaust. You also may contact Holocaust Memorial Committee Co-Chairs Rona Axelrod at (239) 432-9437 or email@example.com and JoAnn Lewin at (239)489-9429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted/Updated on Mar 14, 2012
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