For the past 30 years, Holocaust education has been an important and dynamic contributor to the intellectual life of Elmhurst University.
Through academic coursework, public lectures, campus performances, art exhibitions, educational trips and more, Holocaust education at Elmhurst University considers the events and lessons of the Holocaust, as well as their ties to the current day. A highlight is the annual Holocaust Service of Remembrance and Lecture, held in April. Former speakers have included scholar and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor Abner Ganet, journalist and author Howard Reich and many others.
On Nov. 9, the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the University will host a virtual discussion on the future and direction of Holocaust education at Elmhurst. The featured speaker is Rebecca Carter-Chand, acting director of Programs on Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Carter-Chand will be joined by Elmhurst University faculty and administrative leaders, including:
- Mary Kay Mulvaney, professor of English and director of the Honors Program
- Michelle Sadowski, assistant director of the Niebuhr Center
- Rabbi Steven Bob, founding member of the Holocaust Committee and Jewish chaplain
- The Rev. H. Scott Matheney, University chaplain and moderator of the discussion
The Future of Holocaust Education at Elmhurst University will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9. Admission is free but reservations are required; an access link to the event will be provided closer to the event date. Reserve your spot on Eventbrite. For more information, call (630) 617-5186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.