March 24, 2003
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations (218) 726-8830
Deborah Peterson-Perlman, Equal Opportunity Director (218) 726-6849
UMD Sets Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Activities April 4-13
Keynote Lecture set for April 7
Musical Commemoration to be Presented April 13
Tenth Annual UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration activities are set for April 4th through the 13th. Each April for the past decade the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has sponsored Holocaust Commemoration events. The annual program includes keynote lectures by internationally known Holocaust survivors, Holocaust authors, films, panel discussions, and educational workshops attracting audiences from all over the region.
Notable child psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Krell will be the keynote speaker at the 2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Memorial Lecture on April 7 at 4:30pm in the UMD Kirby Student Center Ballroom. Dr. Krell was a "hidden child" during the Holocaust. His presentation is titled: "Personalizing the Theoretical: A Hidden Child's Perspective." Copies of his book, The Children of Buchenwald, will be available for sale. The presentation is best suited for those 16 years of age and older.
A second major event in the UMD Holocaust Commemoration series will be the presentation of an original cantata written and conducted by Duluth native Allan Friedman. Mr. Friedman's cantata entitled, "With Perfect Faith," will be presented April 13 at 3:00 pm in the UMD Weber Music Hall. Local soloist and UMD voice instructor Rachel Inselmen will perform with the UMD University Chamber Singers directed by Dr. Stanley Wold. Allan Friedman is currently a graduate student at Boston University studying choral directing. He is a Duluth East High School graduate, and the son of Duluth public defender Fred Friedman. A dinner will be held in his honor on April 11 at the Temple Israel in Duluth.
Holocaust Commemoration events will continue through April 13. All events are free of charge, (with the exception of the Temple Israel dinner on April 11,) for which there is a charge. All activities are open to the public.
- Friday, April 4
- 2003 Jankofsky Lecture on Medieval Judaism by Dr. Lisa Lampert of UCSD at 4:00 pm in the Library Rotunda. Her presentation will be on questions of race, anti-Semitism, periodicity, and a trend in recent international relations theory.
- Sunday, April 6
- Showing of the film "Au Revoir Les Enfants" at 7:00pm in Bohannon 90. Discussion following the film at 8:45pm.
- Monday, April 7
- 2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Lecture by noted child psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Krell. "Personalizing the Theoretical: A Hidden Child's Perspective" at 4:30pm in the UMD Kirby Ballroom. Copies of Dr. Krell's book The Children of Buchenwald will be available for purchase.
- Tuesday, April 8
- Presentation to UMD Medical students at noon in room 130 of the Medical School. Copies of Dr. Krell's book are also available.
- Thursday, April 10
- Alworth International Brown Bag by UMD History Chair Dr. Alexis Pogorelskin and Mrs. Patty Salo Downs. "A Holocaust Journey: Germany Today and Yesterday," in the Tweed Gallery of UMD.
- Friday, April 11
- Dress Rehearsal of "With Perfect Faith" at 3:00pm in the Weber Music Hall. Dinner at Temple Israel for composer Allan Friedman at 5:30pm. Reserve tickets, (adults $12, children 12 and under are $5,) by calling Temple Israel at 724-8857.
- Saturday, April 12
- Meeting between Ann Howard Jones, the ACDA student chapter of UMD and the student chapter of UWS on topics such as: score preparation, the conducting gesture as a primary tool of music making, the life of a choral conductor and how to prepare for it, etc.
- Sunday, April 13
- 2003 Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration presentation of Alan Friedman's cantata "With Perfect Faith" at 3:00pm in the Weber Music Hall.
Web Site: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/