Hate, Holocaust, and the Search for Humanity: Survivors’ Perspectives
On Tuesday, April 5 a class presentation by Julie Kohner featured Echoes of the Past, along with classroom discussion. In the afternoon, a panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University, with Rosian Bagriansky Zerner, a Holocaust survivor, and Julie Kohner, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. The evening culminated with Voices of the Generations featured as the keynote presentation.
This event was sponsored by the TCU Department of Religion Green Honors Chair and Brite Divinity School Gates of Chair.
Special thanks to the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and Texas Christian University for making our VOG program and visit possible.
The UCLA Festival of Preservation engagements featuring This Is Your Life, Hanna Bloch Kohner, has completed its 2011-2012 tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Julie Kohner was the guest speaker on Sunday evening, May 20, 2012 at the museum. Three episodes of This Is Your Life featured Holocaust survivor’s stories, and Julie as the guest speaker for an introductory talk about her mother, Hanna Bloch Kohner, one of three television show guests, and the first Holocaust survivor to have her story told to a national television audience. A question & answer session with Julie Kohner followed the showing. Thanks to Marian Luntz for hosting Julie’s visit, and, the Holocaust Museum Houston for helping to sponsor this engagement.
As this was the final stop for this year’s Festival of Preservation tour, I would like to extend a special thank you to the Ralph and Barbara Edwards Family Foundation for helping to fund this speaking tour.
The May 17 2012 Houston Chronicle is featuring an article about the upcoming presentation of the UCLA Festival of Preservation programs, This Is Your Life, at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday, May 20. The article also mentions Julie Kohner and Voices of the Generations, since Julie will be the featured speaker on Sunday evening at the museum during the presentation of the Holocaust episodes of This Is Your Life. Visit the museum web site at http://www.mfah.org/films/this-is-your-life/.