There are two events on campus this week that are related to many of the themes of our class. If interested, you may attend one of these events and blog about it for extra credits. Details below…
FOCUS ON EUROPE SPRING 2014: Public Lecture:
Ukraine-Russia-Crimea: The Conflict in Historical Perspective
Sergei Zhuk, Associate Professor of History
Thursday, April 3 from 4:30-6:00 pm, AJ 175
Should Crimea belong to Russia or Ukraine? Dr. Sergei Zhuk emphasizes the broader historical context of the region in order to inform understanding of current events contributing to the crisis in Ukraine.
Forgiveness is a Seed for Peace: Holocaust Survivor, Eva Mozes Kor
Eva Kor, Holocaust Survivor
Thursday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m. – Emens Auditorium
3:00 p.m. Documentary Film | 4:00 p.m. Presentation
During World War II, Mrs. Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, lived in a Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland. Eva and her sister became part of a group of children used as human guinea pigs in genetic experiments under the direction of Dr. Josef Mengele. Approximately 1500 sets of twins – 3,000 children – were abused, and most died as a result of these experiments. Eva herself became deathly ill, but through sheer determination, she stayed alive and helped Miriam survive. She currently lives in Terre Haute, IN, where she has established the CANDLES Holocaust Museum.
The event is open to the public and will begin with a documentary film. At 4:00 p.m. Mayor, Dennis Tyler will present a Mayoral Proclamation creating Peace and Genocide Prevention Month for the month of April 2014. Eva Kor will then speak of her emergence from a trauma-filled childhood to a brilliant example of the human spirit’s power to overcome.