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Events in 1999

Judith E. Doneson: Is a Little Memory Better than None?
April 15, 7:30 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center

As the Holocaust recedes into history, the media occupy a dominant position in translating to the public mind the destruction of European Jewry. American film and television, like the print media, regularly deal with Holocaust themes. Do they trivialize their subject? To what extent should we allow our sense of what the Holocaust was to be shaped by their portrayal? What risks lie in recounting the Holocaust for a broad audience, and do they outweigh potential benefits? These questions will be the focus of this lecture, which will be illustrated with videotaped portions of Holocaust films and television programs.

Judith E. Doneson teaches at Washington University and is the Administrative Director of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Her publications include The Holocaust in American Film and the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Holocaust Film.

Jacques Bergman: A Survivor's Story
April 14, 7:30 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center

Each year, the Holocaust Memorial Week program includes a personal narrative by a survivor of the Holocaust. Even among survivors, however, the speaker this spring is exceptional in how long he was able to endure life in the hands of the Nazis.

Born in Vienna, Jacques Bergman joined other Jewish children in being transported to the Netherlands -- out of harm's way, it was thought -- in 1939. In 1942, however, he was apprehended and during the next three years he served as a slave laborer and was held in nine camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, before being liberated at Bergen-Belsen.


Lawrence L. Langer: Pursuit of Death in Holocaust Testimony: Literature and Art
April 13, 7:30 pm at Gilfillan Auditorium (Wilkinson Hall, OSU)

For more than two decades, Lawrence L. Langer (Professor Emeritus, Simmons College, Boston) has been a central figure in Holocaust Studies. His first book in the field, The Holocaust and the Literary Imagination (1975), remains a classic study of Holocaust literature. In 1996, the New York Times listed Langer's 1991 book, Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory, as one of thirteen "books of particular permanent interest" published in the preceding 100 years. Professor Langer's many books and articles on the Holocaust also include Art from the Ashes, a major Holocaust anthology; and Admitting the Holocaust, a collection of his essays.

In many of his writings, Professor Langer has confronted the question of how the enormity of the Holocaust may be communicated -- if, in fact, it can be. Can mere words convey a true sense of what the Holocaust was? What role can the structured prose of Holocaust literature play in communication, and what part must be taken by survivor testimony? How do visual portrayals enhance our sense of association? In his talk at OSU, Langer will discuss the respective value and limitations of the various media. The talk will be illustrated by film clips of survivor testimony and by slides of paintings by Samuel Bak, a survivor of the Vilna Ghetto.

The support of OSU Convocations and Lectures has helped to make Professor Langer's appearance possible.

Symposium: The Sciences in Nazi Germany
April 12, 7:00 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center

Prior to the beginning of this event, Corvallis Mayor Hon. Helen Berg read the official City of Corvallis proclamation for HMW 1999.

Four distinguished historians participated in this event:

Ute Deichmann of the Institute of Genetics, University of Cologne, will spoke on "Jewish Chemists and Biochemists in Nazi Germany." The recipient of many professional honors, Dr. Deichmann is best known as the author of the highly acclaimed Biologists Under Hitler.

Michael J. Neufeld, curator of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, addressed the topic, "Wernher von Braun and the Third Reich." Dr. Neufeld is the author of Rocket and the Reich: Peenemuende and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era (recipient of the 1997 Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology). He has also edited a forthcoming book, The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It?

"Politics, 'Race' and Gender: Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Nuclear Fission" is the title of the paper to be presented by Ruth Lewin Sime, a member of the chemistry faculty at Sacramento City College. In 1998 Dr. Sime's book, Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics, received the Davis Prize from the History of Science Society.

Commenting on the papers was Alan D. Beyerchen (Professor of History, Ohio State University). Professor Beyerchen's 1977 book, Scientists under Hitler: Politics and the Physics Community in the Third Reich, is of fundamental importance to its field and has been translated into five languages.

This symposium is funded by the Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Endowment. Primary organizers, as well as participants in the event, are Mary Jo Nye (Horning Professor of the Humanities) and Dr. Ronald E. Doel, both of the Department of History at Oregon State.


Events in 1998

Robert N. Proctor: Racial Hygiene: Medicine under the Nazis
April 23, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

During the Nazi era, German society took great pride in its scientific and medical achievements. With state sponsorship, many national health programs - anti-smoking campaigns, vegetarianism, and on among others - were initiated. This same concern for health, however, encouraged support for “racial hygiene,” a doctrine that in turn was used to justify efforts to purge Germany of Jews, mental defectives, and “undesirables.” More than 50% of German doctors joined the Nazi party. During the war, many of them conducted grotesque experiments on inmates at the camps and helped to select prisoners for liquidation. Proctor (Professor of the History of Science, Penn State University) is author of the standard, study of racial hygiene. In his talk, Professor Proctor will discuss how this doctrine took over the medical community.

This event is funded by the OSU Thomas Hart and Mary Jones Horning Endowment in the Humanities.

Douglas K. Huneke: Fritz Graebe and the Spirit of Rescue
April 22, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

While serving as manager for a corporate engineering firm in the Ukraine, Fritz Graebe saved about 100 Jewish employees during the annihilation of 5000 Jews at Rovno. To rescue even these few, he faced down an SS major who stood over them, whip in hand, and shouted that they too must die. Years later, When asked by a rabbi why he had risked his life for these Jews, Graebe retponded, “What would you have done?” Douglas K. Huneke, minister to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon, California, is author of The Moses of Rovno, a biography of Graebe that is one of the best-known works on any rescuer. Reverend Huneke will analyze the moral and ethical code that prompted Graebe and other altruists to face danger themselves in order protect their fellow human beings.

Leslie and Eva Aigner: Recalling the Horror
April 21, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

Leslie Aigner, Czech by birth, moved to Budapest in 1943. In July 1944 he and two siblings were taken by cattle-car to Auschwitz. He was later transferred to Dachau, where he was liberated in 1945. Eva was born in Budapest and experienced much of the wartime horror there. Struggling with these memories, the Aigners remained silent for forty years before sharing their experiences publicly.


To Speak the Unspeakable: The Message of Elie Wiesel (Film)
April 20, 3:30 pm at State Theatre (219 SW 3rd St., Corvallis)

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and author of Night - the best known of all survivor accounts of the camps - is the subject of this feature-length documentary. Written and directed by Judit Elek and narrated by William Hurt, To Speak the Unspeakable follows Wiesel back to his birthplace in Rumania and depicts the Jewish community that flourished in his home town of Sighet before the war. From Rumania to Auschwitz to Buchenwald, the film recalls the journey that Wiesel took in 1944-45.

For this screening, which is among the first in the Northwest, Act III Cinemas has provided the State Theatre free of charge.

James E. Young: The Landscape of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History
April 19, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

In recent years, the number of Holocaust memorials has grown dramatically. These memorials serve various purposes and convey a range of messages. James E. Young (Professor of English and Judaic Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst) is an authority on Holocaust memorials and author of the acclaimed book, The Texture of Memory. He recently served on a committee to create an official German memorial (and was the only non-German member). In his talk, Professor Young will explore the shifting landscape of Holocaust memory as reflected in the memorials and museums of Europe, Israel, and America. He will discuss how national self-idealization, politics, and aesthetic concerns affect public memory and memorialization.

The support of OSU Convocations and Lectures has helped to make this event possible.

Events in 1997

David H. Kitterman: Refusing Nazi Orders to Kill: Germans in Uniform Who Resisted the Holocaust
May 8, 7:30 pm at Withycombe Auditorium

David Kitterman teaches history at Northern Arizona University. The author of many articles and papers on the Holocaust, he has for many years been studying the phenomenon of Germans who refused orders to kill Jews and other civilians. A key aspect of his research has been to interview Germans who disobeyed such orders, as well as those who did obey.

On May 8 Professor Kitterman will discuss his findings about Germans who refused orders to kill, the consequences of their refusal, and why they behaved differently from the majority, who did join in the killing.

Itka Zygmuntowicz: Itka: A Story of Survival
May 7, 7:30 pm at Milam Auditorium

Itka Zygmuntowicz lost her entire family at Auschwitz. She herself survived, came to the U.S. after liberation, raised a family, and became an award-winning writer and poet. In recent years she has been active in speaking on behalf of the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. She has participated in reunions of Holocaust survivors and memorial ceremonies at former camps, and appeared in a documentary on the Holocaust, From Out of the Ashes.

In her talk at OSU Mrs. Zygmuntowicz will recall, and reflect on, her wartime experiences.


Elie Wiesel: Ethics after the Holocaust (Film)
May 6, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

Celebrated as a writer, a scholar, and a humanitarian, Wiesel is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many other awards that recognize his pivotal role in memorializing the Holocaust and in working for human rights. His many books include several on the Holocaust, most prominent among them Night, a memoir of his boyhood experiences in the camps.

The event on May 6 will be a screening of a videotape of the keynote talk that Wiesel gave at a symposium held in Eugene in May 1996. Videotapes of three other talks from the symposium, each by a well-known Holocaust scholar, will be screened on the afternoon of May 7.

John M. Steiner: The Perpetrator's Role and His Discretion Margin under Totalitarian Structural and Situational Constraints
May 5, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

During World War II, John Steiner was interned at Dachau and several other camps. Now a professor emeritus of sociology at Sonoma State University, he has published a number of books and articles on Nazi Germany and on the Holocaust. His extensive research has included interviews with leading Nazi government officials and with former S.S. men. Professor Steiner often gives public talks on Holocaust topics, and he has been instrumental is establishing a renowned Holocaust program at Sonoma State.

In his talk on May 5, Professor Steiner will discuss the question of whether Germans who joined in the killings during the Holocaust did so of their own free will. He will also describe the circumstances that led them to participate in genocide.

Stanley Swan: The Remnant
May 4, 6:00 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

In April 1945 American troops liberated the Flossenberg concentration camp. The Holocaust Memorial Week program will begin with an exhibit of twenty photos taken at the time of liberation, photos that recall the harshness of life and death at Flossenberg. The exhibit will be available for viewing only this evening, in the hallway outside the Engineering Auditorium.

At 7:30, Stanley Swan, who served with an American unit that liberated another German camp, will discuss his experience and what he observed.

Prior to Swan's talk Helen Berg, mayor of Corvallis, will read a proclamation in recognition of Holocaust Memorial Week.

Events in 1996

Discussion: Reflections on the Holocaust
April 19, 12:00 pm at Westminster House (23rd and Monroe)

This presents an opportunity for all of us to get together and discuss the Holocaust and its meaning, to reflect on the various events and activities of Holocaust Memorial Week, and to offer suggestions for future programs.

Robert Jay Lifton: Genocidal Mentality - Nazi Doctors and the Holocaust
April 18, 7:30 pm at Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center

Robert Jay Lifton, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York, is renowned in three disciplines: history, psychology, and sociology. His honors include the Gandhi Peace Award (1984), the National Book Award for sciences (1969), and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history (1987). Among Lifton's more than twenty books are two major contributions to Holocaust literature: The Nazi Doctors and The Genocidal Mentality. In his public talk he will combine insights from these two works.

Two (Play by Ron Elisha; performed by Judith Berlowitz and Mike Aronson)
April 17, 7:00 pm at Beit Am (625 NW 36th St., Corvallis)

The play is set in 1948. Intent on studying Hebrew, Anna visits a rabbi. As the action unfolds, each learns that the other was at Auschwitz during the war -- he as an inmate, she as a member of the SS. Their discussions reveal good and evil, and how they can blend.

Admission: $5.00, to cover royalties.

Frank Unger: German Historians Debate the Significance of the Holocaust in the History of Germany
April 16, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

Dr. Unger, who teaches Political Science at the Free University of Berlin, has published extensively on modern German and American history and politics. He is currently a fellow of the OSU Center for the Humanities and is working on a book comparing neo-Nazi movements in contemporary Germany and the U.S.

Knud Dyby: Rescue and Resistance in Denmark during the German Occupation 1940-1945
April 15, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

During 1943 the Germans occupied Denmark and made plans to deport Danish Jews to the death camps. During the night of September 30-October 1, however, thousands of Danes took part in transporting their Jewish countrymen to safety in Sweden. While most other nations in Nazi-occupied Europe cooperated with the deportation of Jews, the Danish rescue was so successful that not a single Danish Jew is known to have died at the hands of the Nazis.

During the war, Knud Dyby served on the Danish police force. He played a significant role in the rescue of the Danish Jews and for his work has been recognized as a "Righteous Gentile" by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. Mr. Dyby's talk, which will focus on the Danes' struggle to save the Jews, will be preceded by a short film, Rescue in October.

Address Unknown (Dramatic reading directed by Charlotte Headrick (OSU Speech Dept.) and read by Neil Davison (OSU English) and Ze'ev Orzech (OSU Economics, emeritus))
April 14, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

Kressman Taylor's Address Unknown, a novella published in 1938, is based on an actual exchange of letters between two business partners and friends -- an American Jew and a German who has returned to his native land after some time in the U.S. Set in 1933, the year Hitler came to power, they reflect the German correspondent's slide into Nazism and the resultant disintegration of his relationship with his partner in America.

Events in 1995

A Community Discussion: Holocaust Issues: Some Further Reflections
April 28, 12:00 pm at Westminster House (23rd and Monroe)

This will be an opportunity to share impressions regarding the week's events, or generally views on the Holocaust and its meaning.

Marion Kaplan: Trying to Weather the Storm: Jewish Women's Responses to Daily Life in Nazi Germany
April 27, 7:30 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

Kaplan, a professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany and The Jewish Feminist Movement in Germany: The Campaigns of the Juedischer Frauenbund, 1904-1938. She co-edited another important work, When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany, and is currently working on a book that will focus on German Jewish women throughout the Nazi period, to the final deportation order in 1943.

Michael Franzblau: Eugenics and Racialism: The Foundations of Nazi Medicine
April 26, 7:30 pm at Main meeting room, Corvallis Public Library

Franzblau, a practicing physician, has taught courses at Stanford and elsewhere on the subject of Nazi medicine: its origins, its history, its implications for medical ethics. This talk will focus on the ideologies that permitted and encouraged German physicians to torture and kill thousands of Jews, as well as non-Jews with physical or mental defects.

Sam Soldinger: Recollections of a Schindler-Jew
April 25, 7:30 pm at Milam Auditorium

Soldinger was fifteen when the Nazis invaded Poland and forced him and his family into a ghetto in his native Cracow. His mother and sister subsequently perished in a death camp, and he might have as well, had he not been hired to work in one of Schindler's factories, after a personal interview with Schindler. Soldinger was again endangered when the factory closed, and he was later sent to the notorious labor camp at Mauthausen. He retains vivid memories of many individuals who are portrayed in the film, Schindler's List: Schindler himself, other "Schindler-Jews," and Nazi architects of the Final Solution.

Dinner and Program with Holocaust Survivors and Liberators
April 24, 7:00 pm at Senior Citizens' Center

Dinner and program observing the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the camps. Guests will include survivors and liberators.

To make a reservation, call 737-3421 or 737-2388.

Cost: $15.00.

Schindler's List (Film)
April 23, 7:00 pm at Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

A public sreening of Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg's highly acclaimed film about Oskar Schindler, the Nazis he confronted, and the Jews he saved.

Events in 1994

Holocaust Questions: Some Further Reflections
April 7, 7:30 pm at Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd, Corvallis

A conversation led by Oregon State University faculty.

For more information, please phone 541-753-2242.

Memories of the Camps and Reunion (Films)
April 6, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Memories of the Camps (60 min.) A Frontline documentary on the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, and other concentration camps by the Allies in 1945. Based primarily on footage shot by the British, it provides graphic evidence about the treatment of camp inmates during the last months of the war. Reunion (30 min.) For more than forty years, the survivor of a concentration camp and the former G.I. who liberated that camp lived in Seattle, unknown to each other. This is the record of their reunion and their recollections.

Dr. John K. Roth: Holocaust Questions: Some Religious and Philosophical Reflections After Auschwitz
April 5, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Dr. John K. Roth, the Russel K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, has published three major books on the Holocaust and lectures widely on the subject. In 1988, he was designated National Professor of the Year by the Council of Advancement and Support of Education.

Daniel's Story and Genocide (Films)
April 4, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Daniel’s Story (14 min.) Produced by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, especially for younger viewers. One child speaks for many who suffered in the concentration camps. Genoclde (90 min.) is an Academy Award-winning portrayal of man’s inhumanity to man—the story of the millions of men, women, and children who fell victim to Hitler’s Final Solution. A unique multi-image documentary, Genocide combines historical narrative with actual stories of ordinary people caught up in the Nazis’ reign of terror. Narrated by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor.

Events in 1993

Dr. Lawrence Langer: Time: Chronology & Duration in Holocaust Testimonies
April 22, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Dr. Lawrence Langer, Professor Emeritus, Simmons College, who has worked extensively with the written and oral testimonies of camp survivors, will speak on Memory’s Time: Chronology & Duration in Holocaust Testimonies. Dr. Langer is the Curator for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University, which will provide the material for this lecture. Langer authored the highly acclaimed Holocaust Testimony: The Ruins of Memory.

Holocaust Memorial Breakfast
April 20, 7:30 am at OSU Memorial Union, Room 109

Rachael McClinton, creator of “Through the Eyes of a Friend,” an interactive video about Anne Frank, will speak of her experiences in presenting this program to middle school students throughout the Pacific Northwest. Also, dramatic readings by Crescent Valley High School students, musical selections by local musicians, and a Holocaust Proclamation by Corvallis Mayor Charles Vars.

Reservations required by noon, Friday, April 16, 1993, call 737-4652.

Cost $5.00/adult and $2.50/students.

Weapons of the Spirit (Film)
April 19, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

A superb documentary which recounts how in one small corner of Occupied France, 5,000 Jews were sheltered by an equal number of Christians despite Nazi threats of punishment for doing so. Interviews of villagers and peasants and archived news reel footage recreate the history of Le Chambon -- the town with a tradition for helping “guests in need” in the midst of terror and death.

Image Before My Eyes (Film)
April 18, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Resurrects the rich, unique life of Jewish Poland before World War I. Through home movies, photographs, memorabilia, music, and interviews of survivors, we re-experience a lost culture: rich and poor, religious and secular, socialist and Zionist, each marching under its own banner into a future that vanished with the Holocaust.

Events in 1992

Dr. Michael Marrus: Historians on the Holocaust
April 28, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Dr. Michael Marrus, Professor of History, University of Toronto is author of Vichy France and the Jews, which received the National Jewish Book Award in 1982, and The Holocaust in History, which received academic prizes in 1988 and 1989. He serves on numerous editorial and advisory boards for Holocaust studies.


Holocaust Memorial Breakfast
April 28, 7:30 am at OSU Memorial Union, Room 109

Cantor Jack Falk and the klezmer group, OOMPH! have just returned from the International Festival of Jewish Music held in Siberia. The group will perform and Jack will speak on “First-Hand Impressions of a Vanishing World.” Corvallis Mayor Charles Vars will proclaim Holocaust Memorial Week in Corvallis and students from Corvallis High School will present an excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank.

Reservations required by noon, Friday, April 24, 1992. Call 737-4652.

Cost $5 per person.

Genocide (Film)
April 27, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

This Academy Award-winning documentary is the story of man’s inhumamity to man—the story of the millions of men, women, and children who fell victim to Hitler’s Final Solution. A unique multi-image documentary, Genocide combines historical narrative actual stories of ordinary people caught up in the Nazis’ reign of terror. Narrated by Orson Welles and Elizabeth Taylor.

Echoes That Remain (Film)
April 26, 7:30 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

This film documents the pre-war life of Eastern European Jewish communities (shtetls). Using a mixture of spectacular imagery, music and classic tales, the film recreates these now extinct communities. The film’s power comes from use of pre-war photos rather than explicit Holocaust footage.

Sponsored by Hillel/OSU Jewish Student Union.

Events in 1991

Dr. Michael Berenbaum: The Holocaust and the American Experience
April 9, 8:00 pm at Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center

Professor of Theology at Georgetown University will speak on The Holocaust and the American Experience. Among his students has been the famed black American entertainer Pearl Bailey, who wrote of Berenbaurn: “The wisdom I gained from Berenbaum’s class is priceless. He is young, aggressive, tough, wise as some sages of yore, and brilliant as a diamond.” The author of a number of books on the Holocaust, Dr. Berenbaum is also the Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

Holocaust Memorial Breakfast
April 9, 7:30 am at OSU Memorial Union, Room 109

Join Corvallis Mayor Charles Vars and the Reverend Taryn Hillary of Westminister House, drama students from Corvallis and Crescent Valley High Schools, and others to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

Reservations are required by noon, Friday, April 5. Call 737-2388.

Cost $5.00 per person.

Genocide (Film)
April 8, 8:00 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorium, Lasells Stewart Center

A documentary that tells the history of Hitler’s “final solution.’ Set within an historic frame —from the 1920s when waves of anti-Semitism swept through Germany, to 1945 when the remnants of European Jewry were released from the death camps — the film exposes the methodical insanity of the Nazi era.

The Diary of Anne Frank (Film)
April 7, 8:00 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

This gripping drama is based on the famous diary written by the teenaged Anne Frank while her family and other Jews hid themselves from the Germans during the Nazi occupation of Holland. In desperate circumstances, Anne refused to give up her dream of a better life or her faith, The film is not only .a moving story of survival during the Holocaust, but a touching examination of a young girl’s coming of age. The film received six Academy Award nominations and was awarded two Oscars.

Sponsored by Hillel/OSU Jewish Student Union


Events in 1990

Dr. Christopher R. Browning: Holocaust Perpetrators: "Desk Murderers" and "Shooters"
April 25, 8:00 pm at LaSells Stewart Center

Dr. Christopher R. Browning, Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University, is a noted scholar of Holocaust studies. He has just returned from a year’s sabbatical at Yad Vashem, the Israeli memorial museum, and has been invited to write a volume in the multi-volume series on the Holocaust that will be published by the museum. .Browning’s many fine publications include The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office and Fateful Months: Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution.


Murray Brown: Survivor Testimony
April 24, 12:00 pm at OSU Memorial Union, Room 105

Murray Brown, who endured four years in the camps, including three death camps, will speak of his experiences.


Holocaust Memorial Breakfast
April 24, 7:30 am at OSU Memorial Union, Room 109

Join Corvallis Mayor Charles Vars, and others to remember the victims of the Holocaust.

Reservations are required by noon Monday, April 23, 1990. Call 737-2388.

Cost $5.per person.

The Wannsee Conference (Film)
April 23, 8:00 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

At Wannsee, a Berlin suburb, fourteen representatives of the Nazi party, the SS, and the government met in January, 1942, to complete plans for the “Final Solution.” This highly acclaimed film is a recreation of the actual conference, based on the notes of the secretary. “85 minutes that scarred history” -- New York Times.

Genocide (Film)
April 22, 8:00 pm at Construction and Engineering Auditorum, LaSells Stewart Center

An historical treatment of the Holocaust narrated by Elizabeth Taylor and Orson Welles. The film will be followed by a discussion.

Sponsored by Hillel/OSU Jewish Student Union.