Past Events

Another Israel: Four Months with non-“Zionist” Zionists

02/09/2016

Discussion with Professor William S. Miles, Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University Beyond the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and tugs of war over Judaism, far from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem other realities also define the Jewish State. Throughout the Fall semester, Professor Miles embedded himself in a village in the far north, near the border with…
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A Staged Reading of the Play “Letters to Sala”

01/28/2016

“Letters to Sala” is a play adapted from the book Sala’s Gift, by Sala’s daughter Ann Kirschner.  “Letters to Sala” is a remarkable story of a young girl’s survival during wartime Germany. Five Years. Seven Nazi labor campus. Over 350 hidden letters. “Letters to Sala” draws from the emotional journeys that begin for both Ann and…
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“Letters to Sala” Exhibit Opening and Reception

01/27/2016

The exhibit, “Letters to Sala,” features letters, photographs and other documents that depict 16-year-old Sala Garncarz’s five-year odyssey in forced labor camps, where she was imprisoned from 1940 to 1945. The opening reception will include a short service in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day led by Alexander Kern, Executive Director, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service and Eli Herb, Northeastern’s Jewish…
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Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

01/25/2016

Featuring “‘Reality is the Satire’: The Will to Hope in the Writings of Jura Soyfer,” a presentation by Madelyn Stone, the 2015-2016 Gideon Klein Scholar, and “The Pogrom in Lemberg, 1 July 1941: A Local Atrocity as International History,” a talk by Jeffrey Burds, Associate Professor of History, College of Social Sciences and Humanities..
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“Silence of the Quandts” Film

01/25/2016

The Bill Giessen Film Series will feature the German film, “Silence of the Quandts” which reveals the disturbing involvement of some of Germany’s economic elites with the Nazi regime. “Silence of the Quandts” is a portrait of the owners of BMW – the Quandt family – whose business benefited directly from their collaboration with the Nazis and the use of forced…
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