2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Memorial Lecture
The first central event features a child psychiatrist who was a hidden Jewish child in Holland during the Holocaust. Dr. Robert Krell will be the keynote speaker of the 2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Memorial Lecture on Monday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the Kirby Ballroom at UMD. The title of his presentation is "Personalizing the Theoretical: A Hidden Child's Perspective." Copies of his book, The Children of Buchenwald, will be available for sale. This presentation is best suited to people aged 16 and older.
2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Presentation
The second main event is a first for our committee; we will be offering the Minnesota premiere of an original musical composition addressing themes of the Holocaust. Duluth East Graduate, Allan Friedman, will conduct his original cantata, entitled "With Perfect Faith," on Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall at UMD. Dr. Stanley Wold's University Chamber
Singers and UMD Voice teacher and local soloist, Rachel Inselmann will perform. This story of "hometown boy made good" is worth sharing. This event is appropriate for a much wider audience than our keynote lecture. Anyone with an interest in the Holocaust and music will find it appealing. There will be a dress rehearsal open to High School Choral Students on Friday, April 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.
Here's the calendar of other events associated with this year's commemoration (please note, all but one of the events is free of charge and open to the public):
Baeumler-Kaplan 2003 Program & Related Events
Friday, April 4, 2003 Jankofsky Lecture on Medieval Judaism by Dr. Lisa Lampert of UCSD, at 4:00 p.m. in the UMD Library Rotunda. Her presentation is entitled "Race and the New Medievalism" and addresses questions of race, anti-Semitism, periodicity and a trend in recent international relations theory.
Sunday, April 6, 2003 Showing of the film "Au Revoir Les Enfants" at 7:00 p.m. in
Bohannon 90 at UMD. Discussion following the film at 8:45 p.m..
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 Presentation to UMD Medical Students at noon in room 130 of the Medical School. Copies of Dr. Krell's book, The Children of Buchenwald will be available for purchase.
Thursday, April 10, 2003 Alworth International Brown Bag by UMD History Chair, Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin and Ms. Patty Salo Downs, "A Holocaust Journey: Germany Today and Yesterday," noon in the Tweed Gallery.
Friday, April 11, 2003 Dress Rehearsal of "With Perfect Faith," 3:00 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall.
Dinner at Temple Israel for composer Allan Friedman, 5:30 p.m. Reserve tickets (adult tickets cost $12, children 12 and under cost $5) by calling Temple Israel at 724-8857.
Sunday, April 13, 2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration presentation of Allan Friedman's cantata, "With Perfect Faith," 3:00 p.m., Weber Music Hall.
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at my offices 726-6849/726-7528.