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2 Holocaust remembrance programs set at Fairfield U.

Published 6:02 pm, Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Holocaust Remembrance Day is later this month, and Fairfield University has planned two events recalling the mass killing of Jews during World War II.

A lecture on images of the Holocaust is planned on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the university's Dolan School of Business.

The campus' annual Holocaust Remembrance Service will be Monday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the university's Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Both events are free, the university said in a news release.

"Remembering to Forget: Images of the Holocaust" is the title of the Thursday lecture, to be delivered by Barbie Zelizer, a University of Pennsylvania communications scholar. Her talk will compare photos taken when the Nazi concentration camps were liberated and the contemporary depiction of atrocities by the media, according to the release.

The talk raises critical questions about journalism's depiction of mass killing in the contemporary moment, Zelizer said in the release.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is from sundown on Sunday, April 27, to sundown on Monday, April 28. At the university's Monday remembrance service, a Holocaust survivor will talk about her experiences as a teenager hiding from the Nazis with a family in Holland.

lse Leeser will talk about "Life as a Child in Hiding: Grace and Struggle." She and her sister came to the U.S. after the war, but their parents and grandmother were killed in a concentration camp in Poland, according to the release.