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March 14, 2005
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UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Program Sets Series of Special Events
March 29---April 18
Free, Public Cordially Invited


Each year, the UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee features speakers, films and other educational opportunities addressing the Holocaust. All lectures are free and the public is cordially invited. The highlight of this year's program features Holocaust survivor David Gewirtzman and Rwandan refugee/survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana, who will present a lecture titled "Holocaust and Genocide, Past and Present" on Monday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. at UMD, in room Chemistry 200.

This year, the Committee will begin with a film series. Each film presents a different aspect of the Holocaust, and as a series, they present a powerful story. A guest facilitator will lead a discussion after each film showing.

Schedule of the 2005 UMD Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust film series:

The Pianist, March 29, 7:00 p.m., UMD Weber Music Hall
Winner of 3 Academy Awards
Europa, Europa, March 30, 7:00 p.m., UMD Weber Music Hall
Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
The Shop on Main Street, March 31, 7:00 p.m., UMD Weber Auditorium
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture
The Grey Zone, April 2, 7:00 p.m., UMD Bohannon Hall 90
A movie about Auschwitz
Judgement at Nuremburg, April 3, 7:00 p.m., UMD Bohannon Hall 90
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards
Ghosts of Rwanda, April 16, 7:00 p.m., UMD Bohannon Hall 90
The powerful Frontline Documentary first seen on PBS

The final movie will serve as an introduction to the Committee's Commemoration Lecture, and marks a significant (exciting) change from past lectures. The keynote commemorative lecture, "Holocaust and Genocide, Past and Present" will feature Holocaust survivor David Gewirtzman and Rwandan refugee/survivor Eugenie Mukeshimana to be held on Monday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. in UMD Chemistry 200. Speaking together, these survivors powerfully illustrate that the lessons of the Holocaust have not been learned.
For more information see: http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/holocaust/




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