Holocaust Remembrance Events Planned

Posted on 3/11/2016 1:35:29 PM

Multiple events are planned for the IUP and Indiana communities from April 4 to April 14, 2016, to commemorate the Holocaust. All events are free and open to the public. Attendance vouchers will be available.

On Monday, April 4, the Six O’Clock Series will present Holocaust survivor Moshe Baran, who will tell his inspirational story and focus on what people can do to create a more peaceful world. This will take place in the HUB Ohio Room at 6:00 p.m.

The film Shoah will be shown on Tuesday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) building, room B-10. This landmark documentary by Claude Lanzmann will be followed by a discussion led by moderators Tom Slater and Paul Arpaia.

On Wednesday, April 13, an interdisciplinary panel of IUP faculty, students, and community members will present “Making Peace in a Violent World” at 1:30 p.m. in the Pratt Hall Auditorium. Panelists will include Arpaia, Charlotte Bellas, Michelle Sandhoff, and Ronald Jones. Pearl Berman will serve as the moderator. Immediately following this discussion, the IUP Department of Theater and Dance Applied Theater Ensemble will present Standing By: A Playback Theater Encounter.

Three consecutive events will occur on Thursday, April 14. Martin Dean, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. will discuss “The Nazi Universe of Camps” at 2:30 p.m. in the HSS building, room 126. To read more about Martin Dean, please ready his biography and press release (pdf). Immediately following Dean’s presentation, there will be a reception with Holocaust survivors and scholars. 

The final event will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Beth Israel Synagogue (South Fifth and Washington streets, Indiana). The Holocaust Remembrance Interfaith Service will feature speakers Cantor Moshe Taube (Schindler’s List survivor) and Shulamit Bastacky. Music will be provided by IUP’s Matt Baumer and the Indiana High School Chamber Strings and A Capella Choir.

For further information on any of these events, please refer to the Holocaust Remembrance Events Flyer (pdf), or e-mail Shannon Phillips-Shyrock, chair of the Holocaust Events Organizing Committee, at s.m.phillips-shyrock@iup.edu.

These events are cosponsored by a multitude of organizations, including: Joseph P. Arpaia, MD; DRTS Tech Support, First Commonwealth Bank, and the following IUP departments: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Cook Honors College, Center for Student Life, Criminology, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Theater and Dance.

Martin Dean’s presentation is made possible by the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by Alan Solomon, MD.