Lecture Recognizes Holocaust Memorial Day

 Lecture Recognizes Holocaust Memorial Day

04/16/2014 

SUNY Cortland will recognize Holocaust Memorial Day with a lecture Tuesday, April 22, about recent reconciliations between Germans and Jews.

David Kay, an economist from Cornell University, offers “Remembrance and Reconciliation: A Return to Germany from America” at 7:30 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The lecture, organized by the College’s Jewish Studies Committee and its Hillel student organization, is free and open to the public.

Kay will share personal stories about recent gestures of closure. Many Germans have reached out to the families of Jews who were persecuted by the Nazi regime or forced to flee their hometowns in the 1930s. Often, invitations are extended to the Jewish people to visit their family’s one-time home — a gesture mixing reunion, reconciliation and remembrance.

Since 2001, Kay has accompanied his father, Eric, on three reunion trips to Heidelberg, where Eric was born. David Kay will share photos from his trips and from his family’s archives, using them to discuss the highlights of the visits and the varied reactions of participants. In addition to sharing his family history, Kay will discuss the efforts of modern Germany to interpret its Nazi past.

Holocaust Remembrance Day serves both as a day of reflection and as a recognition of heroism, said Distinguished Service Professor and Professor of Political Science Henry Steck. The day is devoted to remembering the victims of the Holocaust, and it also honors the heroism of the Jewish ghetto fighters from Nazi-occupied Warsaw who rose up April 19, 1944, in a revolt against the Nazi army to stop the deportation of Jews to extermination camps.

Kay’s lecture is sponsored by the Auxiliary Services Corporation, the James M. Clark Center for International Education, SUNY Cortland’s Project on Eastern and Central Europe, the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies and the College’s History, Political Science and Psychology departments.

For more information, contact Steck at 607-753-4807.


More News

Women’s Lacrosse Captures First-Ever NCAA Crown

Women’s Lacrosse Captures First-Ever NCAA Crown

The women’s lacrosse team won the College’s 24th national title in convincing fashion.


College to Mark 50 Years for Antlers, Hoxie Gorge

College to Mark 50 Years for Antlers, Hoxie Gorge

Celebrations are planned in July for Hoxie Gorge and August for Antlers.


Aerial Technology Helps Grad Map His Future

Aerial Technology Helps Grad Map His Future

Garrett Smith ’15 will start his own business using devices similar to drones to collect valuable data.


Students Give Out $10,000 to Charities

Students Give Out $10,000 to Charities

The political science class members became philanthropists for a semester.


Student Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

Student Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship

Shanice Green will board a plane in June to realize her study abroad dream.


Corporate Challenge Registration Due Wednesday

Corporate Challenge Registration Due Wednesday

Registration must be completed online by noon on Wednesday, May 20.


Institute for Civic Engagement Appoints New Director

Institute for Civic Engagement Appoints New Director

Mary McGuire takes over for Richard Kendrick, who has retired.


Grad Students Raise Aphasia Awareness

Grad Students Raise Aphasia Awareness

Students share information about common, but debilitating, speech condition


Retired Admiral Named Vice President for Finance

Retired Admiral Named Vice President for Finance

David M. Duryea serves as College's chief financial officer.


Shutts to Direct Facilities Planning, Design and Construction

Shutts to Direct Facilities Planning, Design and Construction

Shutts was interim co-director for nearly a year.


Explore

Visit

Contact