12th Annual Holocaust Symposium at Vanier College

The Kleinmann Family Foundation

Twelfth Annual Cégep
Holocaust Symposium

April 11-15, 2005

“Remembering the Holocaust:
Moral Choices for Today”

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Vanier College is proud to offer the following schedule of speakers, films and events.

Note: Locations or times subject to change.
Please refer to this website for the latest updates.

The following events are scheduled into ongoing classes in Social Science, English, Communications and Humanities courses.


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2005 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
NOTE: DUE TO A ONE-DAY STRIKE ON APRIL 12th, ALL EVENTS ORIGINALLY
SLATED ON THIS DAY HAVE BEEN EITHER RESCHEDULED OR CANCELLED.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

ken_godon3Pastor Ken Godon, Snowdon Baptist Church:
“Never Again”? – Yes  , Again & Again: Darfur
– Wednesday, April 13th: 1:30-3:00 in N521
– Friday, April 15th: 10:00-11:30 in F223

Naomi Kramer, Kleinmann Family Foundation dehumnizing_enemy_thm
Hate on the Net: Making Choices
(Click on the image at right for a preview of her presentation.)
– Monday, April 11th: 12:00-2:00 in D543

Ross_thm Ross Robins, Concordia University
German Justice Shamed
– Monday, April 11th: 4:00-5:30 in the Amphitheatre, B223
– Friday, April 15th: 1:00-2:30 in N560

lara3_thm Lara Rosenoff, photo-journalist
“Never Again”? 19 years of Horror in Northern Uganda
(Slide presentation with commentary.)
– Wednesday, April 13th: 9:00-10:30 in A314
– Tuesday, April 19th: 9:30-11:00 in C318 (new date)
See a sneak peek of some of Lara’s extraordinary photographs.
Find out more about Lara Rosenoff.

sossoyan2b_thm Matthieu Sossoyan, Anthropology Department sr4-a_thm
The Swastika: Origins, Evolution, and Appropriation of a Symbol
– Monday, April 11th: 2:30-4:00 in the Amphitheatre, B223
– Thursday, April 14th: 1:00-2:30 in the Amphitheatre, B223

sevak Sevak Manjikian, Humanities & Religious Studies Departments
Genocide in Modern History: Why Can’t We Stop the Madness?
– Wednesday, April 13th: 1:30-3:00 in the Amphitheatre, B223
– Friday, April 15th: 11:30-1:00 in N229
Martha Bernstein, Humanities Department
So Few Among Many: Who Helped French Jews, 1940-1944?
– Wednesday, April 13th: 10:30-12:00 in the Amphitheatre, B223
– Friday, April 15th: 11:30-1:00 in A316

goldberg_thm2 Marcia Goldberg, English Department
Women’s Memoirs and Remembering the Shoah

– Tuesday, April 12th: 10:00-12:00 in D544 – Cancelled Rescheduled to: Tuesday, April 19th: 10:00-12:00 in D544.
Angelika Maeser-Lemieux, English Department
Women’s Memoirs and Remembering the Shoah
– Thursday April 14th: 12:00-2:00 in N568

jack_hirschberg2 Jack Hirschberg, Psychology Department
Moral Thinking and Moral Behaviour
– Monday, April 11th: 8:30-10:00 in A320

tolerance_trip_logo Trip for Tolerance Student Panel
moderated by Jack Hirschberg
– Thursday, April 14th: 8:30-10:00 in D541
See highlights from last year’s Trip for Tolerance.
Rebbetzin Devorah Shanowitz, Chabad of Westmount
Holocaust Education: A Hasidic Perspective
– Friday April 15th: 10:00-11:30 in N515

VERY SPECIAL EVENT:

Holocaust Commemoration and Candle-Lighting
– Wednesday, April 13: 12:00 – 12:50, N186 Boardroom
SURVIVORS’ TESTIMONY:

Ann Kazimirski
“A Few Angels among the Murderers” (Poland)
View a web page describing her book “Witness to Horror”

– Wednesday, April 13th: 1:30-3:00 in C305

Sydney Itzkowitz
“My Pursuit of Walter Obodzinsky, War Criminal”
Read a feature story on Mr. Itzkowitz from the Globe & Mail of September 2004.

– Thursday April 14th: 11:30-1:00 in N515.

Yehudi Lindeman
“Hiding and Rescuing Children” (Netherlands)
Read a brief bio of Mr. Lindeman.

– Friday, April 15th: 11:30-1:00 in F216
donat_2versions_thmWilliam Donat: Then & Now
William Donat, Collective Responsibility in Denmark and Poland: Testimony of a Polish Jew Saved by Righteous Gentiles
Read a brief bio of Mr. Donat.
– Thursday, April 14th: 4:00-5:30 in B223 (Amphitheatre)
– Friday, April 15th: 8:30-10:00 in D507
– Friday, April 15th: 10:00-11:30 in A103 (Auditorium)
PANEL DISCUSSION: Racial Prejudice in Canada Today

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Rev. Darryl Gray
with special guest panelists:
Myrna Lashley, Shirley Sarna
and Reverend Darryl Gray

Moderator: Mark Prentice, Anthropology

– Monday, April 11th: 1 – 2:30 in B223
(the Amphitheatre)

FILM PRESENTATIONS:

Malcolm Clarke will show and discuss his award-winning film, “Prisoner of Paradise”, the startling true story of Kurt Gerron, a well known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920’s and ’30’s. Among his greatest accomplishments, Gerron co-starred with the legendary Marlene Dietrich in the film classic The Blue Angel. He also sang Mack The Knife in the original production of Threepenny Opera. Ultimately, he was captured and sent to a concentration camp, where he was ordered to write and direct a pro-Nazi propaganda film. PRISONER OF PARADISE follows Kurt Gerron’s career and remarkable odyssey, offering a unique prospective on this extraordinary period.

Shot on location in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Prague, PRISONER OF PARADISE is directed by Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender who have won Emmy and Academy awards for their work. Jake Eberts, whose credits include Driving Miss Daisy, Dances With Wolves and A River Runs Through It, is the film’s Executive Producer. Co-Producer is David Eberts.

Clarke_MCU_thm Malcolm Clarke, Director/Producer of “Prisoner of Paradise”
will be on hand to present and discuss his film.

– Thursday, April 14th: 8:30-11:30 in the Amphitheatre, B223

Read a brief biography of this Academy Award-winning filmmaker.

“Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust” (sponsored by the VCSA)

USA, 2004, 92 minutes, color Director: Daniel Anker Starring: Gene Hackman, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Branko Lustig, Greg Reynolds.

The American film industry played a crucial role in supporting United States and Allied military interests during World War II, but Hollywood abdicated its responsibility to directly condemn Nazi anti-Semitism. It took decades after the war ended before American filmmakers began offering a realistic, dramatic look at the horrible toll of Hitler’s “final solution.”

Using wonderful archival footage, this important new film examines how only a few Hollywood directors reacted to the persecution and murder of Jews before and during the war and how the Holocaust was finally brought to the screen by brave independent filmmakers.

– Tuesday, April 12th:
Four showings at 10 AM, 11:45 AM, 2:30 PM and 4 PM in the Vanier Auditorium, A103

NOTE: April 12th SHOWINGS CANCELLED.
Rescheduled to: Tuesday April 19th: 12:00-2:00 in N568 and 4:00-6:00 in N516.
Please address all inquiries to Neil Caplan at ext.7152 or caplan@fclass.vaniercollege.qc.ca.

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