October 13, 2013
A World without Genocide: Why the U.N. is powerless to stop the killing
To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the United Nations’ declaration of the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide
Presented by Professor Herbert Hirsch of Virginia Commonwealth University
A Program of The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University
October 6, 2013
The Holocaust Museum is pleased to invite you to the inaugural presentation of the new Quartely Survivor Series. Every three months, we will introduce you to another of our wonderful Holocaust Survivors that live in our community.
Sunday, October 6th, meet Rob Nossen. Rob’s family was orginally from Germany, but later moved to The Netherlands (Holland). The family was arrested and sent to Westerbork, only to be released back to Amsterdam. In 1944, the family was re-arrested and sent to Terezin (Theresienstadt) in Czechoslovakia, where they stayed for the remainder of the war.
Learning from their stories helps us to better understand the events of the past in a way that can influence our actions in the present.
Stolen Suitcases: An intriguing story of fashion’s journey through conflict and persecution
Presented by Dr. Mixon Ware from Eastern Kentucky University
“Clothes…Anyone who does not have them no longer perceived himself as a human being, but rather as a worm: naked, slow, ignoble, prone on the ground. He knows that he can be crushed at any moment.”
~ Primo Levi
A Program by The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University