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.
The Cultural and Natural History Collections of the University of La Verne received a glimpse of Jewish life and culture pre-World War II through 14 folk-art sculptures, donated by the Malgert Halpern and Irving Cohen family.
Leah Garrett, director of the Jewish Studies Center at Hunter College in New York, shared the stories of a group of Jewish service members known as the X Troop on Sunday at the University of La Verne’s annual Kristallnacht Remembrance Lecture held via Zoom.
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.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.