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UMD Hosts a Series of Holocaust Commemoration Events

Cover of the book Katarina  
Kathryn Winter, author of the novel Katarina, will speak at UMD on April 11.  

On Monday, April 11 at 7 pm in Bohannon 90, the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration committee will welcome Kathryn Winter to the UMD campus. Ms. Winter is the author of Katarina, a novel based on some of her own experiences as a child during the Holocaust in city of Bratislava, in what is now Slovakia. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Winter will speak about political developments in Slovakia during World War II and the gradual depravations that Jews experienced there. She will relate her personal story and talk about writing her novel, which was first published in 1998.

Other free events in the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration series:

On Thurs., Mar. 31, at noon in Kirby Student Center’s Garden Room, UMD Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Department of Communication, and UMD Associate Professor Emerita Alexis Pogorelskin, Department of History, will present “Resistance and Remembrance:  Copenhagen, L'viv, Krakow and Warsaw." This brown bag lecture is co-sponsored by the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee and the Royal D. Alworth Institute for International Studies. 

On Thurs., Apr. 7, at noon in Kirby Student Center’s Kirby Rafters, UMD Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Department of Communication, and UMD Associate Professor Emerita Alexis Pogorelskin, Department of History, will present "Escape to Sweden:  The Flight of Danish Jewish Refugees." This brown bag lecture is also co-sponsored by the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee and the Royal D. Alworth Institute for International Studies.

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. For more information, visit http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/







 
 
 
Written by Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann, March 2016.
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