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“Remembering the Holocaust” the Focus of 14th Annual Rosen Summer Symposium

Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 4, 2015. BOONE, NC —The 14th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium on Remembering the Holocaust will be held July 11-17 at Appalachian State University’s Plemmons Student Union.

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The event is named for the symposiums benefactors, the late Doris and Martin Rosen.

Key speakers include representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Holocaust survivors.

A viewing of a film, “Raise the Roof,” opens the symposium Saturday, July 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The free symposium provides public and private school teachers, university faculty, students and community members information and insights about the victims, perpetrators and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust.

Teachers can receive continuing education units for attending the lectures, workshops, discussions, films and demonstrations.

Speakers scheduled to participate are:

  • Dr. Michael Berenbaum, founding director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, author, film consultant and professor of religion at the University of Judaism
  • Dr. Ann Millin, historian for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Dr. Zev Harel, Holocaust survivor
  • Dr. John Cox, associate professor at UNC Charlotte whose research focuses on the Holocaust, modern genocide and resistance
  • Dr. Gabriel Finder, the Ida and Nathan Kolodiz director of Jewish studies at the University of Virginia
  • Kathy Kacer, author of children’s books about real people living through the Holocaust
  • Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, director of the Holocaust Teachers’ Institute at the University of Miami
  • Suzanne Lasky Gerard, screenwriter and producer
  • Lynda Moss, former teacher for the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust
  • Lee Holder, chair of the social studies department at North Lenoir High School
  • Dr. Simon P. Sibelman, former director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and Leon Levine Distinguished Professor
  • Dr. Rennie Brantz, professor of history at Appalachian
  • Dr. Rosemary Horowitz, professor of English at Appalachian

The symposium is sponsored by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Community Advisory Board and Friends of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences and University Bookstore, the Boone Jewish Community/Temple of the High Country, Havurah of the High Country, the Margolis Family, the Ruth and Stan Etkin Symposium Scholars’ Fund, the Leon Levine Foundation and the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust.

For a schedule of events, visit http://holocaust.appstate.edu/symposium/schedule. To register for continuing education units (CEUs), visit http://holocaust.appstate.edu/events/summer-symposium/symposium-form.


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