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Annual Holocaust Commemoration Lecture and Events
April 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
One event on April 6, 2017 at 9:00 am
One event on April 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Lecture: Rethinking a Refugee Crisis: Jewish Survivors in Occupied Germany—and Refugees Today
Thursday, April 6, 1–2 pm
Pomerantz Center, Film and Media Screening Room D207
As part of FIT’s Holocaust Remembrance Day events, Dr. Atina Grossmann, professor of history at the Cooper Union, will present “Rethinking a Refugee Crisis: Jewish Survivors in Occupied Germany—and Refugees Today.” Learn gripping and unforgettable details about the reappearance of traumatized Jewish refugees in Allied-occupied Germany in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust when Grossmann chronicles the hunger, disease, and homelessness of these refugees. She will untangle the stories of Jewish survivors inside and outside the displaced-persons camps of the American zone as they built families and reconstructed identities.
Reading of the Names of Holocaust Victims:
Thursday, April 6, 9 am–noon and 2–5 pm
FIT Dining Hall
FIT’s Holocaust Commemoration Committee hosts a reading of names from among the six million victims, giving a face to the forgotten victims whose lives were cut short by genocide. Community members join the event by volunteering to read, and those who would like to participate are encouraged to bring names of family members or friends to read along with the prepared list of names. To arrange a time to read, contact Mina Friedmann, 212 217.3570, or Fran Kalish, 212 217.3583.
Download the flyer here: Holocaust Commemoration 2017