Sunday, November 13

Krannert Auditorium

Monday, November 14

Fowler Hall, Stewart Center

Tuesday, November 15

West Lafayette Public Library

See Program for details

1:30 - Registration

2:00 - Opennng Ceremonies

3:00 - Isreal Naussbaum in Memoriam
Peter Hays - Israel Nussbaum was a teacher who lived in Germany from 1869 to 1942. He perished in the Terezin death camp in 1942, but his diary survived. Hays will discuss his great-uncle’s story.

4:00 - Coming to America
Herbert Hochhauser - will share his Holocaust survival story as a ‘hidden child.’ The Salvation Army and the Quakers smuggled him from Germany to Switzerland where Hochhauser was moved in and out of several different orphanages. After the war, he was reunited with his parents, who had been in concentration camps, and they moved to the United States. Hochhauser has received many Emmys for his documentary films including: Robert Clary A-5714, C.A.N.D.L.E.S., Looking into the Face of Evil, A Survivor’s Journey, and Beyond the Fence: Memories of Buchenwald.

7:30 - Memories of Kristallnacht: We Were There
Johanna Gartenhaus, Joseph Haberer,
Anna Berkovitz (Moderator)

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7:30 - The Integration of Little Rock Central High School: A 50-Year Perspective
Elizabeth Eckford, Ken Reinhardt and
Ann Wedaman

The kindness and courage of white students Ken and Ann touched the lives of nine black students, including Elizabeth, during the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 1957-58.

Wikipedia: Little Rock Nine
Youtube: Miss McGalin's Speech Class

Heroes of the Holocaust

4:30 - A FREE workshop for area educators

Rabbi Shira Leibowitz, upper elementary principal of Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Westchester, New York, will present an interactive workshop for area educators. The workshop has relevance for educators from upper elementary through high school. The workshop will explore the topic of what Holocaust Rescuers can teach students and teachers about making our schools and communities better places.

Rabbi Leibowitz writes, “Holocaust education at its best is character education. And, among the many moral questions learning about the Holocaust raises, perhaps the most compelling is why individuals behaved as they did: perpetrators, bystanders, and yes, rescuers. Remarkably, little sociological data can distinguish between individuals recruited into police battalions and charged with doing despicable acts, bystanders struggling merely to get by, and heroic rescuers who risked their lives in order to do what they could to save Jews... The answers as to what distinguished, empowered, and propelled Holocaust rescuers may surprise and inspire us and our students. The sources of their compassion and moral courage may enable us to become a bit more like them, developing strength of character that we can utilize to better our schools and our communities.”

RSVP by November 10