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Artistic Depictions of Human Rights In Ireland*

Friday, May 3, 2019 • 9:30am-10:45 am • Gateway Lecture Hall
Dr. Maureen Reustle will discuss the street art of Belfast and murals in the Loyalist and Nationalist communities and how they reflect iconic
moments in the civil rights movement from 1969-1998. She will also address art that depicts the Irish Famine, which is classified as a genocide.

May 1-7, 2019: Holocaust Remembrance Program, The Second Generation: Children of the Victims and Perpetrators.

Anti-Semitism Then & Now* Tuesday, April 30 • 11:00am-12:15pm • Tech Lecture Hall
Following an overview of over 2000 years of uninterrupted Anti-Semitism, this lecture focuses on the causes and myths of ancient and modern
anti-Semitism as well as intolerance in our own time with an emphasis on the US, specifically here in NJ. Presentation by Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig.

You are the Future* Wednesday, May 1 • 12:30pm-1:45pm • Gateway Lecture Hall
Renowned singer, actress, and raconteur Naomi Miller returns to OCC with her acclaimed musical/multimedia program in commemoration of the
Holocaust. Miller, born in a displacement camp in Germany, has performed throughout the US and the world. Her program, that charges younger
generations to Never Forget, evokes laughter, tears, and an understanding that there is hope.

Interfaith Memorial Service* Wednesday, May 1 • 7:00pm-9:00pm • Congregation B’nai Israel, 1688 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River
A collaborative program with Congregation B’nai Israel and the Toms River Interfaith Clergy that includes a keynote speaker/survivor. The program
is followed by a reading of names that will be continued Thursday morning at B’nai Israel.

Viewing of the Documentary, Inheritance* Thursday, May 2 • 10:30am-11:45am • Tech Building Lecture Hall
Inheritance is the moving story of Monika Hertig, soft spoken daughter of Amon Goeth, Commandant of Plaszow Concentration Camp. After seeing
Schindler’s List, she finds out that her father murdered thousands of Jews. Feeling an aching need to come to terms with her father’s legacy of
hate, she reaches out to Holocaust survivor Helen Jones of NJ, who lived enslaved under Goeth’s roof for two years.

What Our Fathers Did* Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm-3:15pm • Tech Lecture Hall
OCC alumni Ernest Arians, who is completing his graduate work in Public History at Rutgers University, will speak about the children of the
perpetrators of the Nazi Holocaust.

Locations TBA. One day seminars/workshops taught by Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig, author of award-winning books on Jewish history
and culture. This certificate requires completion of 3 courses: CEED-782, CEED-783, & CEED-784.
Register through CPE. Cost: $69 per course or 3 for $199.

The Longest Hatred: The History of Anti-Semitism from Ancient Times through Our Time CEED-782
Tuesday, March 26 • 9:00am-3:00pm
We will discuss how anti-Semitism has manifested itself in different eras, regions, political and economic systems and cultures. Topics include:
Pagan responses to Jews, Christian theological anti-Semitism, ritual murder accusations, the Inquisition, impact of the Reformation, Russian
pogroms, anti-Semitism in America, the Holocaust, Arab anti-Semitism; Anti-Israel, Anti-Zionism, and anti-Semitism on college campuses.

Eastern European Jewry Before the Holocaust CEED-783 Tuesday, April 2 • 9:00am-3:00pm
Understanding the devastating impact of the Holocaust, which claimed 6 million lives, requires insight into the culture of Eastern European
Jewry that was decimated by the Nazis. Using various multimedia to supplement lectures, this seminar will focus on the thriving life of
Eastern European Jewry, specifically Poland, from the latter part of the Middle Ages through World War II when the Jews and their vibrant
culture were destroyed by the Nazi Holocaust. Topics will include the Haskalah, education, religious life, dance, folklore, Yiddish theatre,
music, and art.

Introduction to Holocaust & Genocide Studies CEED-784 Tuesday, April 16 • 9:00am-3:00pm
Beginning with the origins and definition of genocide, this survey course addresses 20th and 21st century genocides, one of humanity’s
enduring blights. Topics include the Armenian Genocide, the Irish Famine, The Holocaust (Shoah), and the Ukrainian, Rwandan, Bosnian,
Ethnic German, and Darfur Genocides. We will also discuss the psychology of perpetrators and philosophical issues such as: Why do otherwise
good men commit barbaric acts? Was 9-11 a genocide? should speech denying holocausts be banned?

Questions? Contact Dr Ali Botein-Furrevig, Director, Center for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education, Please visit our website on for updates.

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