A film and a poster exhibit have been added to the list of events planned this week at St. Thomas in connection with Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), April 19.
The film, “Schindler’s List,” will be shown following a lecture by Zev Kedem, one of the 1,100 Jews who were saved by industrialist Oskar Schindler. Kedem will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. The movie will be shown in Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts. For more information about Kedem, see Bulletin Today.
Reproductions of original Armenian posters will be on display through the end of April in the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center foyer in observance of Yom Hashoah and in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, which is commemorated April 24.
The original posters were printed in the United States and England between 1915-1922, during which Christian charities were involved in relief organizations in Eastern Anatolia (the part of modern Turkey that is in Asia). The organizations set up orphanages and supplied food to the Armenians. Recently, France and other countries (although not the United States) have formally recognized the massacres of Armenians as “genocide.”
The poster exhibit is provided by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota and co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning and the UST Justice and Peace Studies program.
Also on display in the foyer are watercolors done at Auschwitz by Chicago artist Jordan Krimstein. For more information about him, see Bulletin Today.