Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center Hosts Four Spring Events

The spring schedule of events begins on Thursday, January 24.

Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith (HGI) Education Center will host four events during the spring semester. All events are free and open to public and refreshments will be served at each one.

Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m., Hayden Hall, room 100

The Center will screen the documentary All Jews Out! prior to a talk by Emanuel Rund, who directed the film. All Jews Out! traces the story of the German-Jewish Auerbacher family of Goppingen, Germany from 1933 to 1945.

Tuesday, February 5, 7 p.m., Kelly Commons, room 5B

Sabeeha Rehman, an author, a Muslim woman, and an American of Pakistani descent, will deliver a talk on her memoir, Threading my Prayer Rug, a reflection on what it is to be a Muslim in America today.

Tuesday, March 26, 7 p.m., Kelly Commons, room 5C

Hasia Diner, Ph.D., the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and  Professor of Hebrew at New York University, will discuss “Americans and the Holocaust.” Diner is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945–1962.

Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m., Kelly Commons, room 5A

The Center will commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with Marty Brounstein, the author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.

Founded in 1996, the HGI Center is committed to understanding and respecting differences and similarities between people of all religions, races, ethnicities and nationalities.

For more information about the HGI Center’s events, please contact Mehnaz Afridi, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies and director of the HGI Center, at (718) 862-7284 or mehnaz.afridi@manhattan.edu.

By Pete McHugh