Auschwitz Speakers Series

Auschwitz Speakers Series

August 2021

August 02

The Roma Experience of the Holocaust

Dr. Baumgartner is Director of the Documentation Centre of the Austrian Resistance.Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in support of the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far ...
August 24

Terezin & Deportations from the West

Terezín was operated by the Nazis between November 1941 and May 1945 as a transit ghetto for Central and Western European Jews before their deportation for murder in the East. The Last Ghetto offers both ...

September 2021

September 01

Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death”

Union Station Kansas City
Historian David G. Marwell will talk about his recent book on Josef Mengele, in which he strips away the myths that have attached themselves to the Auschwitz doctor and replaces what is a frightening caricature ...
September 13

Hitler’s First Victims: The Nazi Forced Sterilization Program and the Euthanasia Project

When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, eugenicists welcomed his appointment. Many in the eugenics community believed that Hitler would be the one to put their theories into real practice to “cleanse” the population ...
September 14

Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust: A Panel

Nearly 5 million non-Jews were murdered in the course of the Holocaust. This panel will explore the experiences of three of those victim groups – the Roma, queer victims, and the mentally and physically disabled. ...
September 23

Belzec to Auschwitz

Union Station Kansas City
Dr. Shelly Cline is the historian and Director of Education at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in support of the exhibition ...

October 2021

October 04

75 Years After Auschwitz: Antisemitism in America

Union Station Kansas City
More than 75 years after the Holocaust, antisemitism is again on the rise in Europe. But it is also increasing here in the United States. After the recent killings in Pittsburgh, Poway, Jersey City, Monsey, ...
October 12

Queering Holocaust Studies

Professor Spurlin is Professor of English and Vice-Dean/Education in the College of Business, Arts & Social Sciences, Brunel University London. He has written extensively on the politics of gender and sexual dissidence and is widely ...
October 26

Times Capsules Under the Rubble: the Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto

Union Station Kansas City
During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left “time capsules” full of documents that they buried under the rubble of ...

November 2021

November 09

From Nuremberg to Demjanjuk: Justice and the Trials of the Holocaust – Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Union Station Kansas City
This talk explores the era of the great trials of the Holocaust, beginning 75 years ago at Nuremberg and ending a decade ago with the conviction of John (Ivan) Demjanjuk in Munich. Professor Douglas will ...
November 18

Archaeology of the Holocaust: Treblinka and Bergen-Belsen

Dr. Sturdy Colls will present on her research as an archaeologist at the sites of Treblinka and Bergen-Belsen.Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in support of the exhibition ...

December 2021

December 01

Our Mothers Were in Auschwitz – Three Daughters Remember

Union Station Kansas City
Members of MCHE’s Second Generation Speakers Bureau Alice Jacks Achtenberg, Regina Kort and Matilda Rosenberg share the experiences of their mothers Bronia Roslawowski, Sonia Warshawski, and Alegre Tevet. Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust ...
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