By SARA GIBONEY
KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney campus and Kearney community is invited to a symposium about the Holocaust April 14.
“It’s now been 70 years since the liberation of concentration camps and death camps at the end of the Holocaust. As the survivor generation passes away, it’s important for us to remember what happened and why it happened,” said Roy Koepp, assistant professor of history. “We want to make sure the public is aware of the factors that led to the Holocaust because, with an educated public, we can make sure it never happens again.”
“The German People and the Holocaust: Between Complicity, Resistance and Accountability” will be from 1:15 to 5 p.m. in Copeland Hall room 142 on campus.
Alan Steinweis, Miller Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies and Director of the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at University of Vermont, will present “Kristallnacht, November 1938: Prelude to the Holocaust?” from 1:15 to 2 p.m.
Susan Schrafstetter, associate professor of history at University of Vermont, will present “Ordinary Germans and Fugitive Jews” from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Gerald Steinacher, associate professor of history and Hymen Rosenberg Professor of Judaic Studies at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present “Escaping Nuremberg: How Nazi Criminals Fled Justice” from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
“There has been so much research that has been done in the past 20 to 30 years. Our speakers will be talking about the research that has been done on the Holocaust,” Koepp said.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served between sessions.
The symposium is sponsored by the UNK Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund, Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust Education Fund and UNK Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Committee.
UNK Holocaust Symposium
Copeland Hall 142
1:15 to 2 p.m. – “Kristallnacht, November 1938: Prelude to the Holocaust?” with Alan E. Steinweis, University of Vermont
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. – “Ordinary Germans and Fugitive Jews” with Susanna Schrafstetter, University of Vermont
3:45 to 4:30 p.m. – “Escaping Nuremberg: How Nazi Criminals Fled Justice” with Gerald Steinacher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
4:30 to 5 p.m. – Roundtable discussion: “The German People and the Holocaust: Reflections”
Source: Roy Koepp, 308.865.8770, email@example.com
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, firstname.lastname@example.org