Genocide and Holocaust Education Program

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The Genocide and Holocaust Education Program

Memory in the Living Room (Adapted from the Hebrew, Zikaron BaSalon) Survivors of the Holocaust and Bosnian and Armenian Genocides, and survivors’ descendants, share their personal and powerful stories in intimate settings across campus.


Monday, April 2 | Conversations with first generation Holocaust survivors.

Tuesday, April 3 | Conversations with second Generation Holocaust and Bosnian Genocide survivors.

Wednesday, April 4 | "When you listen to a witness, you become a witness". Third generation Holocaust and Armenian Genocide survivors share personal reflections and ways to keep testimonials alive for future generations.

Refreshments at 7:00pm | Conversations at 7:30pm


Four locations for each of the conversations are listed in the link and QR code. Space is limited. Please RSVP to one or two of the locations by April 1. You will receive a confirmation email.

Maya-Ixtil Cultural Rights and Megaprojects in Guatemala, Lecture | Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez, Alcaldía Indigena of Cotzal

Presentation will be in Spanish. English translation will be provided.

Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez is a member of the Alcaldía Indígena of Cotzal, consisted of ancestral authorities dedicated to promoting Ixil culture, identity, rights and the defense of the regions natural resources and territories. The talk will focus on recent efforts by Maya indigenous communities in resisting megaprojects in Guatemala.

Date and Location

Wednesday, April 11, 5:30pm
Heritage Room, Shriver Center

The Reading of the Names

Reading of the names of the men, women, and children killed during the Holocaust is a highly symbolic and personal way of remembering and honoring these individuals. This year we will be focusing on reading the names and ages of 5000 children. The event takes place on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

Date and Location

Thursday, April 12, 8:30am–4:15pm
The Hub

“Son, I’d rather not talk about it…”: Holocaust Hero and Righteous Among the Nations

Talk followed by Q & A

Chris Edmonds, Baptist Pastor and son of the late Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds shares his father’s personal, powerful, and moving story as a WWII prisoner of war who saved hundreds of Jewish soldiers during their internment in Germany. Roddie has been posthumously declared “Righteous among the Nations”, the honor bestowed upon non-Jewish persons who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

For co-curricular connection contact Erik Jensen, associate professor, Department of History.

The Genocide and Holocaust Education program is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and the Department of History Holocaust Education fund with support from Hillel Association of Jewish Students; Hillel Foundation at Miami University; Hillel International; the Holocaust and Humanities Center in Cincinnati; and in partnership with the Department of Anthropology; the Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies Program and the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies.

For detailed information about this program visit the CAWC website or Facebook site Calendar of events.

Date and Location

Talk with Q & A

Friday, April 13, 5:00pm
102 Benton Hall

Honorary Dinner and Shabbat Celebration

Friday, April 13, 6:30pm
Goggin Ice Arena, Lounge