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Jewish Studies Program to Co-host Events in Remembrance of the Holocaust

Posted Mar. 31, 2014
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Author Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D., will speak on the topic
“The Anatomy of Hate: A Personal Perspective” on
April 17 at Kent State University as part of events marking
the remembrance of the Holocaust.

The Jewish Studies Program at Kent State University will co-host two events in April in remembrance of the Holocaust. On April 8, Kent State’s Department of History and the Jewish Studies Program will host Peter Black, Ph.D., senior historian of the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., who will present “Investigations of Nazi Offenders in the United States: The Office of Special Investigations, 1977-2010.” The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 306 at Cartwright Hall. Refreshments will be available before the presentation. 

On April 17, the Jewish Studies Program and Hillel at Kent State will host Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D., author of A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible, to discuss his experience of having a highly decorated Nazi officer as a father.  In his talk, “The Anatomy of Hate: A Personal Perspective,” Wollschlaeger will detail his journey of self-discovery and conversion to Judaism. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 317 at the Kent Student Center, with a reception to follow.