RIT Hillel Commemorates Lives Lost in Holocaust




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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Hillel presents a conversation with Barry Strauss as part of a two-day series of events commemorating the loss of lives during the Holocaust.

Strauss, professor of history and the classics at Cornell University, will present “The Holocaust, the New Anti-Semitism and the Defense of Israel,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, in Clark C meeting room in the Student Alumni Union. The talk is free and open to the public.

Strauss graduated with honors from Cornell University and received his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has received the Cornell Distinguished Teaching Award and served as the Director of the I & S Peace Studies Program. Strauss is the co-author of one of the leading textbooks on European history.

Strauss’ talk is sponsored by Student Government, RIT’s history department and Larry and Michele Siegel and concludes the two-day program.

On Monday, April 19, RIT faculty and students will plant memorial flags in a garden in the Eastman quad on the academic side of campus. Monday’s program concludes with an hour-long memorial ceremony in which faculty and students will read stories and poems related to the Holocaust.

Hillel is a nationally recognized Jewish student organization with the mission to foster and promote education, service, community and religion. At RIT, Hillel strives to build friendship and awareness. For more information, visit www.rithillel.org or call 275-4782.