Mission Statement

The goals of the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee, initiated by Rabbi Gedalyah Engel and the Mayors of Lafayette and West Lafayette in 1981, are to continue awareness of the Nazis' War against the Jews from 1933-1945, to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and to promote individual, community, and media responsibility for combating the forces of prejudice, hatred, and discrimination today.

GLHRC Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

The GLHRC is concerned not only with matters pertaining to the persecution of the Jews and other victims before, during, and after the Holocaust, but also with monitoring and raising awareness of critical current humanitarian issues. The refugee crisis today is at a scale unseen since the end of the Second World War. We are providing links here to an overview of the crisis on the website of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and to the September 9th statement by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) calling on the international community to fulfill its obligations as signatories of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent declarations.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Purdue University

Human Rights Symposium
Keynote Speaker
David Kettler, Bard University
Max Cherem, Kalamazoo College
Natasha Duncan, Purdue University
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

1:00 PM, Krannert Auditorium, Purdue University

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Opening Session

Rabbi Gedalyah Engel Lecturer

Atina Grossmann

Atina Grossmann

Remapping Survival: Jewish Refugees and Lost Memories of Displacement, Trauma, and Rescue on the Margins of the Holocaust

Soulaf Abas
Seen for Syria

Cole Varga
Refugee Resettlement in the Hoosier State

Evening Panel
7:30 PM
Refugees in Indiana: With Emphasis on the Lafayette Community

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:00 PM, McCutcheon High School Auditorium
Student Performance


The story of the Jewish refugees on the ship St. Louis
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April 24, 25, 26, 2016

6:45, West Lafayette Public Library

Film Series
The Long Way Home
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Salam Neighbor

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Discussion to follow each film.

Monday, April 24, 2017

4:30 PM, Lawson 1142, Purdue University

Workshop for Educators
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2017 Engel Education Award Recipients
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Download Flyer: 2017 GLHRC Flyer (full res), 2017 GLHRC Flyer (low res)
Archive: Past Conferences

Contact us: info@glhrc.org

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