Archives for "Holocaust"
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Judith Magyar Isaacson ’65, LL.D. ’94, dies at age 90

Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:27 pm

She was an educator, author, champion of equal opportunity for women, and a human-rights advocate whose passion was forged by her experiences in the Holocaust.

The 2013 Phillips Fellows, Asha Mohamud '15 and Rachel Baumann '14. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Jewish family history, hands-on health care in Africa motivate 2013 Phillips Student Fellows

Friday, January 31, 2014 12:47 pm

Rachel Baumann '14 and Asha Mohamud '15 sought to understand experiences outside the U.S. that had changed the lives of people close to them.

In Central Europe, Phillips Fellow Baumann ’14 sought missing pieces of a family puzzle

Friday, January 31, 2014 12:45 pm

Rachel Baumann's interest in her grandparents gained new intensity when, supported by a Phillips Fellowship, she spent summer 2013 researching their story of courage, audacity and survival as Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe.

Frieda Esther Lopatka, grandmother of Rachel Baumann.
Senior weaves extraordinary family history with investigative look at Germany during Holocaust, and now

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:08 am

Rachel Baumann discusses her grandparents' travails during the Holocaust, and offers insights into wartime history and the roles of humanity and faith, on Nov. 15.

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Finder of rare Auschwitz photos to speak

Monday, November 7, 2011 8:52 pm

Ann Weiss, who discovered at Auschwitz a cache of photographs from the lives of Jewish victims before they arrived at the death camp, speaks at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Vecsey reads Holocaust memoir sequel by Isaacson '65

Sunday, March 1, 2009 10:23 am

Last winter, Judith Isaacson '65, LL.D. '94 got to hear her own words during a reading at the Lewiston Public Library by Katalin Vecsey, who read selections from Isaacson's Seed of Sarah, a memoir published in 1990 that recounted her Holocaust experiences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Hessisch Lichtenau concentration camps.

Katalin Vecsey reads from acclaimed memoirs of Judith Isaacson '65

Friday, February 6, 2009 3:37 pm

Katalin Vecsey, a member of the Bates College theater faculty, reads from the writings of Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson '65 in a free public event.

Holocaust survivors to speak at Bates

Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:16 pm

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.

Judith Magyar Isaacson concludes Spiritual Journeys series

Thursday, March 18, 1999 12:56 pm

Judith Magyar Isaacson, Holocaust survivor and author of "Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor," will discuss "Return To Auschwitz: How To Forgive" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Live documentary on Holocaust memorial dance theater to be performed

Saturday, July 18, 1998 11:40 am

The Bates Dance Festival presents The Ivye Project: A Live Documentary by Tamar Rogoff Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The performance is free to the public. Tamar Rogoff will present her "live" documentary using slides, video and the 1935 diary of her father to recreate The Ivye Project, a large scale, site-specific dance theater piece at the Holocaust memorial in the woods of Belarus in the summer of 1994.