MCHE Statement on Attack on the U.S. Capitol
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education condemns the events of January 6, 2021 in our Nation’s capital. We reject this attack on American democracy. We mourn the loss of human life. We urge you to stand firm against forces of sedition and hate that threaten our most cherished institutions. History shows us what happens when we do not.
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
ICONS OF THE HOLOCAUST: SYMBOLIZING THE SHOAH IN HISTORY AND MEMORY
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
The railway cars, the Arbeit Macht Frei signs, the number six million, Anne Frank—all have become enduring icons of the Holocaust. Jewish Studies scholar Oren Stier will discuss how and why these icons—an object, a phrase and a number, a person—have come to stand in for the Holocaust. He will explore their origins, how they have been used and reproduced, how they are under threat, and what the future holds for Holocaust memory.