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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.

Seder celebrates Jewish liberation

After a two-year absence, the University of La Verne once again held its annual Passover Seder on Wednesday, hosted by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and Hillel, a Jewish club on campus.

Dynamic Jewish life sculptures donated to the University of La Verne

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. 

Author tells the untold story of X Troop

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.

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. 

Richman describes Jewish courage

Lawyer Rick Richman discussed his book, “Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler” Sunday in the Campus Center Ballroom.

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