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Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education


Spring 2009

Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony/
Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration

April 21, 7:00 p.m., Waterloo Center for the Arts

Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, organized in collaboration with the Sons of Jacob Synagogue in Waterloo. The ceremony will involve participants of different faiths and backgrounds. We will light candles to pay tribute to the victims, liberators and rescuers of the Holocaust as well as victims of other genocides. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Sons of Jacob Synagogue of Waterloo, UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program, Cedar Valley Interfaith Council, and the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts.


Norman Cohn Family Holocaust Remembrance And 
Education Lecture

April 22, 7:00 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium in Russell Hall

“The Holocaust and Contemporary Ethics: Legal, Religious, Political and Medical Ethical Implications of the Holocaust” by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, distinguished Holocaust scholar; former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute, and former President of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. The event is free and open to the public. With generous support by Norman Cohn and family. Also sponsored by the UNI College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the UNI Faculty Senate Speakers Fund.

Fall 2009

“Voice to Vision”

September-November, Waterloo Center for the Arts
September 23-October 25, UNI Gallery of Art Showcases 

The Voice to Vision (V2V) Project is a multidisciplinary, multimedia, intergenerational endeavor, bringing together Holocaust and genocide survivors and artists to collaborate on new works of visual art.


The Voice to Vision exhibit at the WCA and the UNI Gallery of Art is a partnership between UNI Department of Art, the WCA, and the Holocaust and Genocide Education Program.  The exhibit will be the largest ever in the history of the V2V Project.  For information about the exhibit at the WCA,


Presentation: “Collaboration in the Voice to Vision Project”

Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m., Waterloo Center for the Arts

V2V Project Director David Feinberg and Floriane Robins-Brown, a participant in V2V and Executive Director of the Nibakure Children's Village in Rwanda.


Curator’s Lecture by David Feinberg

Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m., 111 Kamerick Art Building, UNI

Floriane Robins-Brown will also make a presentation, and both speakers will field questions. An opening reception will follow.


Lecture: "Before and After Rwanda's Genocide: Creating Memory"

by Ellen J. Kennedy, Interim Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota; Director, Genocide Intervention Network-Minnesota

Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m., 109 Curris Business Building

Memory is the final stage in genocide. What are the processes by which national and individual memories are constructed? How do these memories influence justice, reconciliation, and future relationships? Memory can be the last victim in a genocide.
Ellen Kennedy was the recipient this year of an "Outstanding Citizen" Award by the Anne Frank Center


Film Screening and Lecture:

"The Challenge to Us of Holocaust Rescuers"

by Pierre Sauvage

Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m,. Auditorium, Kamerick Art Building, UNI

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Pierre Sauvage will discuss and show excerpts from his three documentaries dealing with rescuers during the Holocaust, and with the American and American Jewish response to the crisis. 

The event will be followed by a reception.