Special Events

University Library: Anne Frank: A History for Today

The University Library is currently offering an exhibit on its main floor called Anne Frank: A History for Today through April 22. The exhibit and education program features the story of Anne Frank and her family juxtaposed against world events before, during and after the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party.

The exhibit includes photographs of the Frank family and the other occupants of the Secret Annex and shows how people were persecuted by political decisions and by the actions of individuals. Implicit in the exhibit are the themes of scapegoating, bullying, anti-Semitism, racism, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.

A reception with light snacks will take place on April 12 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. on the second floor of the University Library.

Lecture Series: Michael Berenbaum on "Seeds of Rememberance"

Hans Angress on “Lessons Learned from a Holocaust Childhood”

On Tuesday, April 9, Dr. Michael Berenbaum, the preeminent U. S. Holocaust scholar, will present "Seeds of Remembrance" at the Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture given in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series. The lecture is from 4 -5:40 p.m. in Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall 101).

Dr. Berenbaum was the founding project director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. He is a rabbi, author and film maker who specializes in the study of the memorialization of the Holocaust. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University.

On Tuesday April 16, Hans Angress, who went to school with Anne Frank in the fall of 1941, discusses “Lessons Learned from a Holocaust Childhood.” Angress says "Anne Frank has become such a symbol of the human toll of intolerance worldwide. I find it wonderful and appropriate that this living asset to SSU's already existing Memorial Grove will be added." The lecture is from 4 -5:40 p.m. in Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall 101).