“The images sear themselves into your heart and soul,” Jeffrey Burds, associate professor of history at Northeastern, said as part of a presentation on the July 1, 1941, pogrom in Lemberg, Ukraine, where more than 3,000 Jews were killed.
Helen Epstein, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, explained on Monday evening that her family’s past had shaped her future, molding her art and her friendships, her fashion sense and her teaching style, her parenting skills and her belief in social justice.
Irene Selig recently shared her story with the Northeastern community as part of the university’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week.
Professor Phil Brown and Gideon Klein Scholar Elijah Botkin shared stories about Jewish history and led moving musical performances on Thursday at the annual event held during Holocaust Awareness Week at Northeastern.
One of the can’t-miss events at Northeastern this month is “A Tribute to the Dream” on Jan. 15, when the university community will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Tuesday, a panel of experts discussed the complex issues surrounding the fate of plundered, hidden, or vanished works of art during the Holocaust and World War II. The event was part of Northeastern’s Holocaust Awareness Week.
At Northeastern’s Holocaust Commemoration on Tuesday morning, Hinda Tzivia Eisen, the university’s 2013–2014 Gideon Klein Scholar, honored the memory of a score of German-Jewish artists who staged theatrical productions at a detention camp in the Netherlands.
At the Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration, Bernard A. Stotsky Professor Laurel Leff explained that American universities had one of the few lifelines to extend to refugees fleeing Europe to escape Nazi persecutions, but they didn’t do enough.
On Tuesday, Northeastern began Holocaust Awareness Week with a moving breakfast event including campus leaders and Jewish studies scholars.
Senior wins award to study artwork of German surrealist painter who was killed at Auschwitz, and pay tribute to her late father.