Baruch College's Jewish Studies Center Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Events

Including: "Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story" Reading and Discussion; "Germany After 1945: A Society Confronts Anti-Semitism Racism and Neo-Nazism" Exhibition


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NEW YORK, NY-April 4, 2013 ? The Jewish Studies Center in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College ?is hosting a series of events in April during Holocaust Remembrance Week.
  • April 8, Baruch students will participate in a Walk of Silence, hosted by Alpha Epsilon Pi, 8:30 a.m., Second Floor, of the Newman Vertical Campus Building. This event is not open to the public.
  • April 9, Students will present a reading of “Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story,” 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. room 3-165. A discussion will be held immediately following the reading.
  • April 10, documents that inspired the book, “Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story,” will be displayed on the second floor of the Newman Vertical Campus.
  • April 11, Ann Kirschner, author of ?Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story will present a talk from 12:30-2:30 p.m., in room 10-150 of the Newman Vertical Campus. Ann Kirschner is a writer and the University Dean of Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York. She began her career as a lecturer in Victorian literature at Princeton University, where she earned a Ph.D in English.? Her career as an entrepreneur in media and technology included the creation of satellite and internet businesses for the National Football League and Columbia University’s online education company, Fathom.
  • April 17-May 13, the exhibition, “Germany After 1945: A Society Confronts Anti-Semitism, Racism and Neo-Nazism,” will be on display from 11 a.m. ? 5 p.m., in the Baruch Performing Arts Center lobby, Engleman Recital Hall, E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues).The exhibition feature photographs and detailed captions illustrating racism, anti-Semitism, and neo-Nazism in post war Germany. Created by the Berlin-based Amadeu Antonio Foundation, the exhibition examines the issues that the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 was supposed to have abolished. By bringing the exhibition to the United States, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation seeks to amplify discussion about the necessity of facing up to the past and of actively opposing prejudice and hatred in the present. Jeffrey Peck, Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, will present remarks at the April 17 opening reception. Other speakers include Bernd Reindl, Consul, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York and Andres Nader, Director of the Regional Center for Education, Integration and Democracy, Berlin. A roundtable discussion with leading academics will be moderated by Katherine Pence, Chair and Associate Professor of History at Baruch. Click here for complete list of speakers. To RSVP, please contact Katherine Pence at 646-312-4310 or e-mail jewish.studies.center@baruch.cuny.edu.

 

For more information or to register for any events during Holocaust Remembrance Week, contact Jessica Lang at 646-312-3975 or jessica.lang@baruch.cuny.edu.

The Jewish Studies Center in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College reflects the legacy and heritage of the college, its tradition of educating New York City immigrants, its diverse population, and its special relationship to and place within Manhattan.?

 

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.? For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu