Springfield College Holocaust Remembrance to Feature Victims’ Names Reading, Talk by Survivor, Art Exhibit, FilmApril 20, 2009
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April, 17, 2009 – Commemorating the Holocaust, Springfield College students and members of the faculty and staff will read aloud the names of victims of the Holocaust on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Naismith Green. The reading will be part of a two-day series of Yom HaShoah events open to the public free of charge.
Other events will include a discussion by Henny Lewin, a Northampton resident who was a child survivor of the Holocaust; an art exhibition on historical and contemporary genocide; a screening of the 2008 feature film “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” and a continuous Power Point presentation of art on Holocaust themes, including some works by concentration camp prisoners.
Springfield College Holocaust Remembrance Schedule:
Art exhibition: “Genocide”
Springfield College student Frankie Montanez: large oil paint mural on the theme of genocide throughout history Springfield College student Julie Niemczyk: multiple panels in acrylic on the theme of genocide in Africa Francesco Muri: large-format photos taken recently at Buchenwald concentration camp Springfield College William Blizard Gallery, Herbert P. Blake Hall
Weekdays, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reception for artists and public: Monday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Reading of Holocaust Victims’ Names
Springfield College Naismith Green, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Discussion: Henny Lewin, child survivor of the Holocaust
Born in Kovno, Lithuania, Lewin was one year old when the Nazis herded the Jews into a ghetto. Later, she was smuggled to a Catholic family who raised her as their own child. After the war, Lewin lived in a displaced persons’ camp in Germany until the family immigrated to Israel and, later, to Montreal, Canada. Now residing in Northampton, she will tell the story of these events and her return to Lithuania 50 years later to search for her rescuers.
Springfield College Marsh Memorial Chapel, noon.
Art of the Holocaust
Power Point presentation of art on Holocaust themes, including photos of works by concentration camp prisoners, created and hosted by Springfield College Professor of Art Simone Alter-Muri with students Codi Morrison and Karen Goldsun.
April 21, Springfield College’s Babson Library, 7:30 a.m. – midnight
April 20, Springfield College William Blizard Gallery, Herbert P. Blake Hall, 7 p.m.
Film Presentation: “The Boy in Striped Pajamas”
Set during World War II, the story is seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences. Springfield College Marsh Memorial Chapel, 7 p.m.