Lessons of the Holocaust: Undeniable Stories of Survival
October 18th, 2021 (4:30-6:00pm)
Keynote Speaker: Bradley Beach, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy (retired)
Walsh University, North Canton, OH
In May of 2021 Brad Beach retired as professor of philosophy at Walsh University. During his academic career he engaged in research in genocide studies, examining the history of genocide from the Armenian genocide to the current escalating repression of the Uyghurs minority by the Chinese government. He has collaborated with a number of genocide scholars, including Professor James Waller, the current director of the Cohen Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and author of Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing. Brad participated in the Lilly Foundation Summer Fellows program on genocide entitled: Deliver Us From Evil. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate courses on Genocide and Mass Murder. He has traveled to northern Uganda to meet with survivors of mass atrocities, examining the consequences of the genocide against the Acholi people. In addition, Brad has traveled in Europe, visiting genocide related sites that included the extermination camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. For the past eight years he has served on the board of the Ohio Council for Holocaust and Genocide Education, giving public lectures on genocide. Most recently he was appointed by Governor DeWine to serve on the newly created Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.
Hosted by the Akron-Summit Council on Holocaust and Genocide Education
This event designed for educators but is free and open to the public. During the seminar, information will be shared regarding this year’s Akron-Summit Holocaust & Genocide Arts & Writing Contest