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UMD Announces a Series of Free Holocaust Commemoration Events

Professor Emeritus Fred Amram

DULUTH, MN – On Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm in Bohannon 90 on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus, Professor Emeritus Fred Amram, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of Communication, will present “A Survivor Remembers." Born in Germany in 1933, he and his family fled to New York City in November 1939. Professor Amram will reflect on his life in Nazi Germany and his assimilation into his adopted home. This event is free and open to the public.

In addition, Professor Amram will present "Where Was Everyone When the Gestapo Knocked On My Door?" on Friday, April 17, at 5:30 pm at Temple Israel, 1602 East Second Street, Duluth, as part of the Shabbat service that evening. The service is open to the public.

Other events in the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration series:

A Yom HaShoah service will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, April 15 at Temple Israel, 1602 East Second Street, Duluth, followed by a showing of the film Ida as introduced by UMD History professor, Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin. The service is open to the public. Those wishing to see the film should call 218-724-8857. There is a $5 charge to cover the cost of veggie pizza.

On Wed., Apr. 22 at noon in UMD’s Humanities 314, UMD Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Department of Communication, and UMD Professor Tom Isbell, Department of Theatre, will present “Concentration Camp Visits.” This event is free and open to the public.

On Thurs. Apr. 23 at noon in the Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda, Mrs. Cindy Seiler, a Duluth community member, will present “Shanghai, China: An Unlikely Jewish Refuge during WWII.” This event is co-sponsored by the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee and the UMD Alworth Institute. This event is free and open to the public.

On Fri. Apr. 24 at 2 pm in Solon Campus Center 120, UWS History Professor Karl Bahm will present the film "The Armenian Genocide.” This event is free and open to the public.

Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration

The mission of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration is to provide resources for lectures, seminars, and presentations dedicated to informing and educating people about the Holocaust, its victims, causes, consequences, lessons, and memory.


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