Two events recognize holocaust weeks on campus

Brueggeman lecture, exhibit in Gallagher Student Center honor women of the holocaust on Monday | May 2, 2003

“Her Story Must Be Told: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust,” an emotional art exhibit detailing the stories of 15 Cincinnati women who survived the holocaust, is being displayed on the third floor of the Gallagher Student Center. The exhibit is part of Holocaust awareness weeks, which began April 27. Sponsored by the center for holocaust and humanity education at Hebrew Union College, this year’s focus is on women and the holocaust. All of the events are free and open to the public. In April, an appeal was made to the women of Xavier to raise $2,000 to donate to the women of Hebrew Union College so this exhibit could be part of the event. As a result of those donations, along with contributions from the offices of mission & ministry, diversity development and the student government association, the exhibit was able to be included. A reception will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 5 to thank those Xavier employees and offices that donated funding. The stories of survival chronicled in the exhibit include a nurse who served in 14 concentration camps, a young woman who gave birth in silence, a 5-year-old girl who had to learn to walk again because she couldn't move from her hiding place and others. For more information please contact, Anna Schwendeman at 513 221-1875, ext. 355. The Brueggeman center for interreligious dialogue is also sponsoring an event during holocaust weeks. On Monday, May 5, the center and the center for holocaust and humanity are combining to host a lecture on “Women During the Holocaust: Women of Valor, Women of Pain.” The featured speaker is Yaffa Eliach, a holocaust survivor who has been selected as Xavier’s Brueggeman Chair for the fall 2003 semester. Eliach is a professor of history and literature in the department of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College. The event begins with a reception at 3:00 p.m. followed by the lecture at 4:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. The Brueggeman center is also sponsoring the last in its common ground lecture series for the semester on Tuesday, May 13, in which “A Jewish Way to Spiritual Community” is being discussed. This lecture identifies the core values in Jewish spirituality and community, which are referenced in Jewish texts, historic understandings and stories. The lecture is $10, or free for students with an ID, and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium. For more information on either Brueggeman event, call 513 745-3922. Several other events are taking place on campus between now and the end of the semester, including the University Singers' spring concert on Friday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The choir entertains audiences with choreography and Broadway music. An encore performance occurs Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the theater. For more information, call 513 745-3578 or e-mail springfc@xu.edu.