Virtual Seminar – Lessons of the Holocaust: Undeniable Stories of Survival

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

Dr. Beach’s recommended reading lists: Books on Genocide and Books on Genocide (Classroom List)

Akron-Summit Holocaust Commemoration and Awards Ceremony April 6, 2021 at 6 PM

This presentation includes an amazing panel of three speakers. Eva Unterman, Holocaust Survivor, spent most of her childhood in the Lodz Ghetto or in forced labor camps. Her and her family were forced to march in the Death March early in 1945, fortunately her family was liberated in May of 1945. Dr. Henry Knight, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the former Director of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College. He has received many Outstanding Teacher Awards. Phoebe Unterman is the proud granddaughter of Eva Unterman. In 2018 Phoebe was selected to be part of the German-American Fulbright Commission’s Berlin Capital Program for Journalists. The speakers will be moderated by University of Akron professor of law, Martin H. Belsky.

You can still view this virtual ceremony through the link below.

2021 Commemoration and Awards Ceremony

Maltz Musuem-Holocaust Speaker Series

Wednesdays at 11AM
Online Program

Free to attend

In this intimate and meaningful experience, speakers present stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Each presentation is FREE and open to the public. The HHC speaker series is held each Wednesday at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The Holocaust Speaker Series is sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine.

November 18: Ellen Bottner

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Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh- Generations Speaker Series: Alison Brown Karabin – Thursday, November 19, 2020, 3PM EST


This will be a pre-recorded doc that will premiere on Facebook and YouTube.

Generations Speaker Series: Susan Hawkins and Peter Robinson
Part 1: Tuesday, December 1, 3PM EST
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Part 2: Thursday, December 3, 3PM EST
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This will be a pre-recorded doc that will premiere on Facebook and YouTube.