2014 Program: Remembrance and Restitution

All events are free and open to the public.

All events are presented by Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Northeastern Humanities Center with Northeastern’s Holocaust Awareness Committee.

Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration


“Making Light” in Darkness: The Westerbork Cabaret

Hinda Tzivia Eisen

Gideon Klein Scholar
Masters of Jewish Studies Candidate
School of Jewish Music, Hebrew College

Postcards from Auschwitz?: The Ethics of Visiting Sites of Trauma

Natalie Bormann

Associate Academic Specialist
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Veronica Czastkiewicz

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
7:30 a.m.
Raytheon Amphitheater
240 Egan Research Center
120 Forsyth Street

The 22nd Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture

Masterpieces and Moral Justice: Who is Heir to Plundered Art?


Douglas Davidson

Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, U.S. State Department

Wesley Fisher

Director of Research, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany

Marc Masurovsky

Co-founder and Director of Research, Holocaust Art Restitution Project

Victoria Reed

Monica S. Sadler Curator of Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts


Laurel Leff

Chair, Holocaust Awareness Committee
Associate Professor of Journalism and Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies
College of Arts, Media and Design

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
20 West Village F
40A Leon Street

Philip N. Backstrom, Jr. Survivor Lecture Series

An Artist’s Self-Portrait in Words

Samuel Bak

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
240 Dockser Hall
School of Law, 65 Forsyth Street

Reception to follow

Bill Giessen Film Series

The Rape of Europa

Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Amílcar Cabral Center
John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute
40 Leon Street

Faculty remarks and discussion will follow the film screening

Hors d’oeuvres will be served during the film.

*All events take place at Northeastern University*