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Kristallnacht Commemoration: Jud Newborn

  • Time:

    7:00 p.m.
  • Date:

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010
  • Location:

    Shults Center Forum

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Nazareth College co-sponsors a Kristallnacht commemoration featuring special guest speaker Dr. Jud Newborn, who will compare the story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance to those of other young people who have chosen to speak out against evil in other places and times.

Using music, historical photographs and suspenseful storytelling, Dr. Newborn recounts how Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans--former fanatical Hitler Youth leaders--transformed uniquely to become the greatest heroes and Christian martyrs of the German anti-Nazi resistance. “We will not be silent,” their wartime leaflets declared. “We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will not leave you in peace!”

On February 18, 1943, they mounted a gallery high above the University of Munich’s vast atrium and scattered hundreds of leaflets down upon the heads of astonished students. It was the only public protest against Nazis ever to be staged.

Relating the White Rose story to today’s most compelling current events, from genocide and human rights violations to the suppression of dissent, Dr. Newborn presents an array of “White Rosers” today--inspiring heroes of all backgrounds, abroad and at home--who risk themselves for freedom and our shared humanity. In addition to acclaim by The New York Times and Newsweek, Library Journal singled out Newborn’s book for a starred review in 2008, declaring it “superbly written” and “essential for public and academic history collections.”

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Sponsored By:
Campus Activities Board, Department of Religious Studies, Center for Service-Learning and the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information
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