Fall 2015


Screening and Discussion of the film

 No. 4 Street of Our Lady

 Wednesday, October 14, 2015

 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 Learning Center 28

(located below Rose Memorial Library)

 Drew University, Madison, NJ

 This documentary film tells the remarkable story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman who rescued 16 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust, while  cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer.

On the eve of World War II, more than 6,000 Jews lived in Sokal, Poland.  By the end, only about 30 survived, half of them rescued by Halamajowa.  For close to two years she hid her Jewish neighbors in her tiny home – in the hayloft of her pigsty and in a hole dug in her kitchen floor – cooking and caring for them.  And she did this right under the noses of hostile neighbors and German troops camped on her property.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Fran (Fay) Malkin, one of the hidden children that Francisca Halamajowa saved.

 Free and open to the community

 For more information:

Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study

Embury Hall, Madison, NJ 070940

973/408-3600             ctrholst@drew.edu

Individuals needing special assistance should contact the Housing, Conferences, and Hospitality office at 973/408-3103 at least five working days prior to the event in order to insure appropriate arrangements

Deepen your understanding of “life in hiding” by attending The Diary of Anne Frank at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey located on the campus of Drew University. The powerful story of Anne Frank and her family’s will to survive comes to unforgettable life for a new generation in this adaptation of the Pulitzer, Tony, and NY Drama Critic’s Circle Award-winning play.

Tickets for preview performances of The Diary of Anne Frank start at $25; regular performances start at $32. Advance purchase student tickets are $20; student rush tickets are available for $15.  Mention the Drew University Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and receive 10% off your ticket order.

Performances of The Diary of Anne Frank begin October 14 and continue through November 21. Tickets are available online at www.shakespearenj.org or by calling the box office at (973) 408-5600. Use code “Center” online.



Our Annual conference commemorating Kristallnacht

In Honor of the 70th Anniversary of the start of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, we are proud to present:

From Nuremberg to The Hague:

The Evolution of War Crimes Trials

Thursday, November 12, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Madison, NJ  07940

Registration: $20 per person (includes lunch)
(Conference free for all Drew University students, staff and faculty; lunch not included)

Reservations required: call 973-408-3600 or e-mail ctrholst@drew.edu

Approved for 6 continuing education credits

Program Schedule

8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. Greetings and Introduction to Morning Program; Dr. Ann Saltzman, Director of the Center for Holocaust

9:15 a.m.  The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and the Successor Trials, 1945-1948;  Dr. Devin Pendas, Associate Professor of History, Boston College

10:45 a.m. John Demjanjuk and The Last Great Holocaust Trial; Dr. Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

12:00 p.m. Lunch at Mead Hall; View the Holocaust Showcase, Wilson Archives Room, Methodist Archives

1:30 p.m.  The Legacy of the Tokyo and Nuremberg Trials: The Current Status of International Criminal Justice Today;  Elizabeth Turchi, Esq., LL.M, Director of the Kean University  Human Rights Institute, former legal advisor to U.N. Assistant Secretary General at Special Tribunal for Lebanon and legal officer at UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

2:30 p.m.  Closing Panel: All Speakers

Description of Conference

Our conference will focus on the evolution of war crimes trials from Nuremberg to The Hague. By examining the history of war crimes trials we will explore how these war criminals were apprehended and tried, including the obstacles and struggles inherent in the legal system. Our attendees will also be educated on our moral responsibility to bring war criminals to trial and the importance of bringing justice to all victims of crimes against humanity.

The conference will conclude with an open panel discussion with all speakers. We anticipate that during this extended Q & A, discussion may gravitate toward contemporary crimes against humanity and what we can do to bring these war criminals to justice.



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