Forthcoming Events

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research's

Upcoming Events

Oslo Children Event

Dr. Paul Bartrop presents "Oslo and the Rescue of Norwegian Jewish Children." | October 12th, 6-7 pm


Please join FGCU's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 from 6-7 pm ET, for “Oslo and the Rescue of Norwegian Jewish Children” presented by FGCU emeritus history professor Dr. Paul Bartrop via Zoom. A Q&A will follow the presentation and registration is required. 

Join Holocaust scholar, Paul R. Bartrop, PhD., as he examines the activities of the Oslo Jewish Children’s Home during the German occupation of Norway. The lecture will celebrate a group of dedicated women who devoted themselves to the children and facilitated their rescue across the border into Sweden. Dr. Bartrop is Professor Emeritus of History of FGCU.

If you have any questions, please contact brodgers@fgcu.edu.

 

Every Face Has A Name Screening

"Every Face Has A Name" Screening and Talk with Documentary Filmmaker Magnus Gertten | Coming Spring 2022 


Coming in Spring 2022, the FGCU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research and the Bradshaw Library University Archives and Special Collections will host a screening of the documentary, Every Face Has A Name. After the screening, there will be time for a Q&A with the director of the film, Magnus Gertten. The event is in conjunction with the University Archives and Special Collections Spring 2020 exhibition, To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück. 

Synopsis of the film

What is it like to be captured during war and mistaken for being a spy? How is it to live six years in hiding dressed like a girl, when you are a young boy? What happens when you have experienced such gruesome things, that you are trying to keep your own memory away? In Every face has a name Elsie, Bernard, Nerit and other survivors from 2nd World War tell their stories as they discover themselves in an archive reel shot on April 28, 1945. The day they were finally being liberated from the German camps. In the archive film they are anonymous faces in large crowds of refugees. But they all have a name. And they all have a story to tell. Stories about escape, survival and starting life again. Just like the many stories we hear about refugees in Europe today.


Community Partner's Events

  • Better Future Foundations | "Ravensbrück - We Who Lived There" Traveling Exhibition in Lee County Public Libraries | October - November 2021

  • Naples Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center | Movies that Matter Series Presents: Quo Vadis, Aida? | October 13th, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

  • Naples Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center | Movies that Matter Series Presents: Food Chains- The Revolution in America's Fields | October 20th, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

  • Naples Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center | Movies that Matter Series Presents: The Florida Project | October 27th, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST

  • Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida | “The Other Peace Process:  Interreligious Dialogue in Israel and Palestine in the Service of Peace.” presented by Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish | October 28th, 2021

  • Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida | A Discussion with Rabbi James Rudin | November 11th, 2021

  • Naples Holocaust Museum and Cohen Education Center | 20th Anniversary Luncheon | December 2nd, 2021

  • Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida | Margot Lobree Speaks on Kindertransport Experience | January 6th, 2022

  • Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida | Louis Schmidt's Experience with Steven Spielberg's Shoah Project | January 13th, 2022

  • Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida | A Force for Freedom: The Robert Hilliard Story | January 27th, 2022