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International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration

It is imperative to keep the tragedy of the Holocaust alive in our minds and hearts in order to honor the memory of all those who lost their lives, and to help prevent present day intolerance from opening the door to more violence against people based on their religions, nationality, or gender.

An interfaith commemoration of the Holocaust co-sponsored by Gumberg Library and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh will take place online on Wednesday January 26 at 6:30. Students from the Duquesne Hillel Jewish Students Organization will take part along with Dr. Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, Director of the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers of Tree of Life, and Rev. Bill Christy, University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry.

The featured speaker will be Dr. David Rosenberg, who will present The Making of 'Who is a Jew?': A Tale of Two Cities and the Challenges of Bringing a Troubling Holocaust History Home.

Dr. Rosenberg is the recipient of the Medal of Honor from the City of Amiens for his outstanding work on the history of the city and region. The Mayor of Amiens, Brigitte Fouré, and President of Amiens Métropole, Alain Gest, will present the award virtually on February 8, 2022, with an in-person celebration to follow when it is safe to travel.

An exhibition of Dr. Rosenberg's work will be on display in Gumberg Library from January 10 through February 4.  The exhibition and commemoration program are free and open to the public, but registration is required for the program.

Register at: https://duq.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Aw1d17E5RbugyIO9ur8_zw

For more information, visit the exhibition website at duq.edu/IHRD 

or Dr. Rosenberg's website Jews of the Somme.

Related LibGuide: Who is a Jew? Amiens, France 1940-1945 by Ted Bergfelt

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

Event Organizer

Sara Baron