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University program hosts event for Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2004

Lecture and slide presentation explores the participation of architecture and engineering with Nazis

04/14/04

The participation of German architects, engineers and urban planners in the construction of the Nazi system of ghettos and death camps is the subject of a presentation by the University’s gender and diversity program on Saturday, April 17. The lecture and slide show titled “Constructing and De-constructing the Holocaust,” by Holocaust author Robert Jan Van Pelt, takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium located in Alter Hall.

The program is being presented in conjunction with The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education’s fourth annual Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2004: Facing Prejudice. The center is part of Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion.

The events began on April 12 and continue through June. They feature exhibits, lectures, films and concerts throughout the greater Cincinnati area. The purpose of this year’s events is to promote the education of children to include teaching them tolerance, compassion and critical thinking. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the center’s web site at Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2004.