REMINDER: The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College Online Fall Programming
Online film presentation: From Swastika to Jim Crow
Friday, September 17th, 10-11 am, on Zoom
Free and Open to the Public.
online to view a timely documentary film, From Swastika to Jim Crow.
This film tells the little-known story of Jewish professors and intellectuals
who escaped Nazi Germany to the US in the 1930s. Confronted with antisemitism
at American universities and public distrust of foreigners, they secured
teaching positions at Traditionally Black Colleges in the then-segregated
South. The complex interactions between these two groups are recalled through
historic footage and moving firsthand testimonials by Black and Jewish
scholars, activists, and artists. This program is co-sponsored by The Paul
Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice at RVCC.
Registration Link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qN9KHq-0TUSddVDGNZR9aw
From Swastika to Jim Crow—an Online Discussion with Dr. Lillie Edwards
Friday, September 24th, 10-11 am, on Zoom
This presentation, facilitated by Dr. Lillie
Edwards, broadens our understanding of the film previously
presented, From Swastika to Jim Crow. This film tells the story of
German-Jewish refugee scholars, who, expelled from their German universities by
Hitler and the Nazis, found positions at Historically Black Colleges and
universities in the American South. Dr. Edwards’s lecture will explore the
international, national, institutional, and personal histories that connected
Jewish refugee scholars and their families to Black college students, faculty,
and communities; racial segregation and violence; as well as antisemitism in
the U.S. and Europe. This program is co-sponsored by The Paul Robeson Institute
for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice at RVCC.
Online Presentation: Unpacking The Past with Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin
Thursday, September 30th, 1-2 pm, on Zoom
The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community
College is pleased to present Silvia Foti and Grant Gochin as they address
Holocaust revisionism in Lithuania. Ms. Foti will share her family's history
through her profoundly moving book, The Nazi's Grandaughter: How I
Discovered My Grandfather Was a War Criminal. Ms. Foti and Mr. Gochin will
discuss their efforts to expose the truth of what happened during the Holocaust
in Lithuania. Q&A with the attendees will follow the presentation.
Registration Link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3mtzTZsXRbmHeyV4pCt0uA
Unpacking The Past: The Number On Great-Grandpa's Arm, Online Film & Discussion
Friday, October 1st, 3-4 pm, on Zoom
Discover the HBO documentary The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm. This short
family film introduces Holocaust history to a new generation. When 10-year-old
Elliott asks his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack, about the number tattooed
on his arm, he sparks an intimate conversation about Jack’s life that spans
happy memories of childhood in Poland, the loss of his family, surviving
Auschwitz, and finding a new life in America. Their tender exchange is woven
with historical footage and hand-painted animation to tell a heartbreaking
story of Jewish life in Eastern Europe before and during the Holocaust.
Following the film, we will have a chance to hear from Elliot as he shares his
thoughts about his Great-Grandfather and his decision to share his family story
with the world. During the program, we will present a brief 18 min film.
Registration Link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iC33eLnWRLGU1iNMjMgqgQ
Warning Project for the Prevention of Genocide with Research Manager, Mollie
Tuesday, October 19th, 1-2 pm, on Zoom
Can future genocides be
prevented? The Early Warning Project assesses the risk of mass atrocities in
countries around the world using state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative
methods and a range of widely available data. This presentation will give an
overview of how the Early Warning Project produces its annual Statistical Risk
Assessment and qualitative country reports. We will briefly discuss relevant
cases happening in the world today and conclude with a discussion of what you
can do to help prevent mass atrocities. This program is being Co-sponsored by
The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice at RVCC.
Registration Link: https://raritanval-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DXC4pFbUT7WfBrBLMeT29Q
Online Educator Workshop: Teaching Difficult Subjects Creatively Through Art
Thursday, November 4th, 4-5:30 pm, on Zoom in Remembrance of Kristallnacht
A picture is worth a
thousand words. The “Light from the Yellow Star” Workshop was developed by
Nancy Gorrell and Evelyn Rauch as part of the outreach program of the Holocaust
Memorial and Education Center at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community
Center in Bridgewater. The workshop is designed to teach middle and high school
students about the Holocaust using imagery and text to evoke a personal
response to the lessons of the Holocaust. Evelyn Rauch will instruct the
teachers step by step on how to teach this workshop to their own students.
Teachers will each create artwork and participate in a discussion about its
meaning. A list of materials and information about downloading the book will be
provided after registration. This professional development program is free, on
Zoom, and open to the public. (Recommended for Middle and High School Teachers,
Grades 7-12) This program is being co-sponsored by The Holocaust Resource
Center at Kean University.
To register, email email@example.com
All these programs are taking place online. They are free and open to the public. These programs are being co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties, The JCC Holocaust Memorial, and Education Center, & The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
If you have any questions please email, Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program Specialist, Michelle Edgar at Michelle.Edgar@Raritanval.edu