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.