Could the activity of thinking . . . be among the conditions that make men (sic) abstain from evil-doing or even actually "condition" them against it?
Hannah Arendt, The Life of the Mind
The primary role of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CHGE) is to serve as a program of academic support for students, faculty, staff, and community. Its function is to create education about the Holocaust and other genocides through material resources and consultation. In addition, it seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of multidisciplinary approaches to its study, and develop sensitivity to and understanding of anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, hatred, oppression, and other ideological constructs and forms of behavior that lead to human suffering.
A diverse group of over 200
Minnesota students from
St. Cloud State University,
the College of St. Benedict,
St. John's University,
and Cantabile Girls Choir
joined to perform the oratorio,
"To Be Certain of the Dawn,"
in commemoration of
the victims of the Holocaust.
During a European concert tour,
these talented musicians
engaged in humanity's
deepest and darkest questions
as they prepared for a performance
a former Nazi concentration camp.
"Holocaust and the Transcendent"
video on our Resources page
St. Cloud State University
Miller Center 235
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, Minnesota
2013 Spring office hours:
Tues 3:30-5:00 pm
Wed 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Fri Noon - 6:00 pm
and by appointment
Please email address above.
“We must speak out against evil and injustice. Let us build bridges of understanding and love to join mankind in every land. My hope, my wish, and prayer is for every child to grow up in peace without hunger and prejudice.”
Inge Auerbacher's Website
Of the 15,000 children imprisoned in the
Terezin transit camp,
Inge is among the 1% who survived.
Come meet Ms. Auerbacher
and hear her story.
Book signing to follow presentation.
Sponsored by CHGE and SCTCC
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY
Monday January 28, 2013 Noon - 2:00pm
SCSU Atwood Theater
On January 27th, 1945, Soviet soldiers liberated the Auschwitz death camp near Cracow, Poland. The United Nations has used this date to establish January 27th as the annual
"International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust."
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education recognizes this day to commemorate the victims and to honor the survivors, rescuers, and liberators of the Holocaust. This year CHGE will screen newly released NICKY’S FAMILY, the story of Sir Nicholas Winton who personally and by his own initiative saved the lives of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and brought them across Hitler’s Germany to Britain. For nearly 50 years, the “British Schindler” kept secret how he rescued these children; not even his wife knew anything about it.
The film will be shown free of charge and open to the public. Discussion to follow.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
To learn more about the importance of commemorating Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, and liberators we invite you to view the eight-minute film entitled
"Why We Remember the Holocaust," produced by the USHMM.
Both events free general admission.
See the film first ! "Freedom Riders" PBS documentary is being shown in the Miller Center Auditorium on Thursday Oct. 4th.
Rip's story is about his experiences among more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. The 'Freedom Riders challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act.
For more information, contact CHGE
Thur. Sept. 20, 2012
SCSU Ritsche Auditorium 7:00pm
Free admission - open to the public
Wed. Sept. 19, 2012
O'Shaunessy Auditorium 6:30 pm
St. Catharine University
St. Paul MN
Book signing to follow each program.
CANDLES, Ms. Kor's organization in Indiana:
For further information about
Ms. Kor's SCSU visit,
contact the CHGE office:
phone 320-308-4205 or
For more detail on the O'Shaunessy event, see the SCSU COSE site:
College of Science and Engineering
Rwanda Study Tour Summary
On the 18th Commemoration of the Genocide Perpetrated against the Tutsi
January through Februrary 2012
For more depth of content related to this exhibit please go to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum website:
DR. DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT
Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and author of internationally acclaimed books related to the Holocaust
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27th, 2011 7:00 P.M.
Ritsche Auditorium, St. Cloud State University "The "New" Anti-Semitism:
How New? How Bad?"
An interview with Deborah Lipstadt on Access Minnesota: Lipstadt Interview
Deborah Lipstadt’s visit to Minnesota was co-sponsored by:
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