Holocaust Remembrance at Fairfield University

FAIRFIELD  – Holocaust Remembrance Day will be marked by two events at Fairfield University  – a lecture and the annual Holocaust Remembrance Service.

The public is welcome to both events, which are free. 

Scholar and author Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D., will deliver a lecture entitled, “Remembering to Forget: Images of the Holocaust,” at 7 p.m.,  Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Dolan School of Business.

The annual Holocaust Remembrance Service will be held at 4:30 p.m.,  on Monday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m., in the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola, on campus. Speaking at the service will be Dr. Ilse Leeser, who will share her  history in a talk entitled, “Life as a Child in Hiding: Grace and Struggle.”  As a teenager, Leeser  and her sister was taken into hiding by a Dutch family in Holland from 1943 to 1945 to escape the Nazis. Her parents and her grandmother were killed in a concentration camp. Ilse immigrated to the United States with her sister and her niece in 1947.

Both events are sponsored by the  Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at Fairfield University.

Linda Lambeck