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Dear Friend:

The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee's 20th Annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference, Denying History -- Challenging Our Beliefs, Saturday and Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2001, is in the Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Last month a Nazi Swastika and a hate message painted 3 feet high at a main thoroughfare became a Lafayette concern. A panel will discuss this Saturday afternoon, March 24. Two City Council Members, one each from Lafayette and West Lafayette, will be especially interested in your suggestions.

Purdue University's new President, Martin C. Jischke, will open the Conference on Saturday, March 24, by Affirming History while Holocaust Historian Michael Shermer will consider the subject of his book, Denying History -- Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened and Why Do They Say It? A group of Purdue University faculty who survived Nazi terror will relate their experiences. The facilitator will be Wm. Laird Kleine-Ahlbrandt, author of Bitter Prerequisites - A Faculty for Survival from Nazi Terror. Come, ask questions. Concurrent workshops will include Hispanic Experience in Lafayette, Teaching the Holocaust, Humane Approach to Sweatshops, The Holocaust and Biblical Interpretation, and Overcoming Homophobia. Saturday night other Jewish and Non-Jewish Survivors will tell how the Holocaust, The War Against the Jews, affected Europeans.

Sunday afternoon, March 25, the Mayor's Proclamation will precede a memorial-tribute to Holocaust Victims, student panel on "Holocaust Awareness--Where Do We Go from Here?" and resolution preparations focusing on human rights problems. A discussion of "Elections and Democracy" will examine Nazi abuses of the democratic system.

We invite you to participate in an unusual weekend of FREE events. Two modestly priced Kosher meals are provided at Purdue Hillel, 912 W. State St. West Lafayette. Join us for any or all activities. The program, bringing together high school and college students, faculty, and community, is supported by local businesses and individuals. Your contribution of $100, or whatever you can give, will also help fund this event.

Share the schedule by posting the enclosed poster and spreading the word about our free events. Please complete the form below for advance registration, meal reservations, book purchases, and/or your contribution.


Esther Chosnek and Myra Mason Susan Prohofsky Rabbi Gedalyah Engel
Chairs Secretary Coordinator

Greater LafayetteHolocaust Remembrance Committee
448 Littleton, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906