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Letters recall Kristallnacht stories

The University of La Verne hosted its annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Lecture featuring author Steven Wasserman speaking about his book, “Grasping at Straws: Letters from the Holocaust,” Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Holocaust survivor shares life story

Holocaust survivor Gabriella Karin returned to the University of La Verne on Sept. 22 to share her story and her art to about 40 students and faculty members in the Campus Center Ballroom. The lecture was hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and the Tikkun Olam club. 

U.S. support in WWII discussed

Rebecca Erbelding, historian at the William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education, spoke about her award-winning book, which told the untold stories of the U.S. support during World War II, Sunday at the ninth annual Kristallnacht Lecture in the Campus Center Ballroom. 

Ceremony commemorates genocides

The University held a Genocide Remembrance Day event Monday in Fasnacht Court. It was a combined event in observance of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, which were both commemorated in April this year.

Author tells stories of Jewish soldiers

Imagine that, after surviving three months in the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, you immigrated to the United States and later interrogated German prisoners of war for the U.S Army. One of your POWs was an officer for the Schutzstaffel, or SS, a paramilitary organization serving the Nazi regime. As a show of intimidation, and perhaps as personal vengeance, you told the SS officer that you “learned a thing or two about how to treat prisoners while in Dachau.”

Holocaust survivor stories studied

Students, faculty and staff filled nearly every seat surrounding the large round tables that filled the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Monday evening at Claremont McKenna College.

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