Holocaust survivors to speak at Bates

Several Holocaust survivors will discuss their experiences at the 11th annual Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine’s summer seminar, Teaching the Holocaust: Implications for the 21st Century, at Bates College Aug. 5-10.

The seminar will be highlighted by various evening speeches given by survivors of the Holocaust. Lou Shulman recounts his experience of Life in the Warsaw Ghetto, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Rochelle and Jerry Slivka, both survivors of the Holocaust, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. The speeches will be held in Room G52, located on the ground floor of Pettengill Hall.

The weeklong seminar includes lectures by special guest scholars and speakers, films and reviews of books and videos followed by discussion. In addition, the seminar will focus on methods of educating elementary school students about the Holocaust as well as examine the changing nature of Holocaust studies entering the 21st century.

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