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webinars and performances (online & in-person) are all free
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Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.
The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at
Raritan Valley Community College is pleased to present an
exciting new exhibition, Stories of Survival: Object. Image.
Memory., on display from January
10 until May 10.
The exhibition showcases more than 60 oversized
photographs of personal artifacts that were brought to America by
survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. The objects—which
can be viewed to help better understand their meaning and
significance to their original owner—were photographed by
renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson. The pieces include
handwritten descriptions or comments by the survivors or their
Many of the objects featured are common, everyday
items—such as a baby doll, a young mother’s cookbook, and a
wedding announcement—saved by survivors worldwide, including
Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.
For additional information or to schedule a time to
bring your class for a tour or for an individual tour to view the
exhibition at no cost, contact Program Specialist Michelle Edgar
Thursday, January 18th, at 10 am: Join the RVCC Institute of Holocaust and Genocide
Studies for a live webinar with distinguished documentarian Jim
photographer for the exhibition, Stories of Survival: Object.
Image. Memory. currently on display on the campus
of RVCC. Jim Lommasson will discuss the process and background
details utilized to create this profoundly moving exhibition.
Appropriate for middle school students and up. This free webinar
is open to all.
Monday, February 26th, at 10 am: Live on stage, Letters from Anne and Martin,
a theatrical performance that combines the iconic voices of Anne
Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. in an exploration of the
persecution they faced and their struggles to maintain hope for
humanity in the face of hatred and violence. Registration will be
available shortly for this hybrid event, available at no cost
online and in person. Appropriated for middle school students and
Friday, March 15th, at 10 am: We are honored to present Protecting Historical
Artifacts and Cultural Preservation with
distinguished scholar and ambassador at large, Dr. Richard Kurin
from the Smithsonian Institute. Join us online as we learn about
the challenges of preserving historical treasures amidst conflict
and war and its impact on cultural preservation.
Friday, April 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th, at 10 am: "Genocide
Prevention: A 21st-Century Challenge" Joining
us for Genocide Awareness Month, Dr Ellen Kennedy, Executive
Director of World Without Genocide, will be offering an online
series addressing current-day genocides. Students and community
members will learn about the geography and events that unfolded
to lead to the situations being confronted today.