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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR APRIL 30 AT SOUTHEAST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 11, 2003 - Southeast Missouri State University will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day April 30 with a program titled "Unique Disparate Voices of the Holocaust and Genocide."

This Common Hour program, scheduled for noon to 1:20 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, will feature keynote speaker Mendel Rosenberg, who will speak about his personal Holocaust experiences, including his time spent in concentration camps in Germany between the ages of 13-16. For 25 years after these traumatic experiences, Rosenberg was unable to speak about them. Since that time, he has become a prominent speaker at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in St. Louis, along with numerous schools and organizations.

Later in the day, Rudy Oppenheim will join Rosenberg in an afternoon panel planned for 4 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. Also a Holocaust survivor, Oppenheim will speak of his experiences during the Holocaust, including his fleeing from Germany following Kristallnacht and living in Shanghai throughout World War II. Both speakers have many years of experience with similar engagements, and both will offer professional intellectual discussions of their Holocaust accounts. Both programs are free and open to the public.

In addition to these two events, a Kent Library showcase exhibit focused on Holocaust Remembrance Day will be on display throughout this month.

For more information, contact Dr. Mitchel Gerber in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion, at 651-2694.

 

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