Dear Friends,

The 26th annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference will be held at Purdue University during the week of March 1 - 8, 2007. The conference theme will be "A 21st-Century Perspective on the Holocaust."

As in past years, a volunteer committee of students, faculty, and community leaders of all denominations has planned a program touching on modern themes and lessons from the past. Guest participants will include Holocaust survivors, academics, and distinguished public figures.

Once again, we request your support of the Conference. We depend on friends like you to provide funds to help pay for the expenses of the Conference, which will enable us to invite prominent conferees from outside our community to our public gathering.

This year we inaugurate the Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecture to honor the Rabbi's founding and more than 25 years of coordinating the Holocaust Remembrance Conference. The first speaker of this honorary lecture will be Prof. Jan T. Gross of Princeton University. Prof. Charles Small, Director, President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, Yale University, will also speak. Prof. Anna Berkovitz will tell of her experience "Revisiting Auschwitz."

Later in the week we will have a symposium on the "Darfur Catastrophe." A workshop for secondary teachers on teaching the holocaust, "Anne Frank in Rwanda" and a panel discussion "New Directions in Jewish-Christian Dialogue." In addition, an art exhibit, "Shoes of Memory" by ceramic artist Jenny Stolzenberg on loan from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre will be on display in Pao Hall from March 1 to 15. A special opening reception for the exhibit will include "Music from the Holocaust," presented by Jerry Silverman, folk singer, followed by refreshments.

By making a tax deductible contribution of $100 or more, you will help make everyone in the Greater Lafayette community welcome to the GLHR Conference starting on March 1, 2007. Please make your check payable to GLHRC and mail it the address shown below.

Thanks again for your kind generosity. We look forward to your joining us for all or any part of this unique community event.


Johanna Gartenhaus and Arne Kvaalen