3:00 PM15:00


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"Combining the horror of the Holocaust with the beauty of classical music may seem an impossibility, but concert pianist Mona Golabek has done exactly that with her book and her performance of The Children of Willesden Lane. Golabek’s live show will serve as the kickoff event to Scottsdale Community College’s 2018 Genocide Awareness Week. Her message of commitment to one’s passion, in this case music, despite seemingly insurmountable odds, inspires audiences to commit to their own passions.

The work originated as a book about her mother Lisa Jura, and has impacted thousands through the Willesden Read program. The stage show intersperses piano solos within the narrative of her mother’s survival after fleeing Vienna via Kindertransport to England and the orphanage on Willesden Lane."

Open to the public. Author Mona Golabek will join discussion by phone.

For more information, visit www.willesdenlaneaz.com 

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6:45 PM18:45

Into the Arms of Strangers

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"Into the Arms of Strangers," narrated by Judi Dench, is an Academy Award winning documentary that looks at the "Kindertransport," which secretly ferried over 10,000 children out of Nazi Germany to Great Britain. The film follows the lives of the children once they arrived in England, most of whom never saw their families again. This event includes a moderated discussion following the film.  Because of limited capacity, the event is open to paid GA members only. RSVPs will be taken on a first come first serve basis. Please respond to Phx2g3g@gmail.com.  

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No Place on Earth
2:00 PM14:00

No Place on Earth

No Place on Earth

Sponsored with The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and The Arizona Jewish Historical Society

“In 1942, 38 men, women and children slide down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war above in a pitch-black underground world where no human had gone before. These five Ukrainian Jewish families created their own society where young men bravely ventured into the harrowing night to collect food, supplies and chop firewood. The girls and women never left; surviving underground longer than anyone in recorded history. Held together by an iron-willed matriarch, after 511 days, the cave dwellers, ages 2 to 76, emerged at war’s end in tattered clothes, blinded by a sun some children forgot existed. Despite all odds, they had survived. 

The remarkable true story of NO PLACE ON EARTH starts out as a mystery. While exploring some of the longest caves in the world in southwestern Ukraine in the 1990s, American caver Chris Nicola stumbled onto unusual objects…an antique ladies shoe and comb, old buttons, an old world key. Was the vague rumor true, that some Jews had hid in this cave during WWII and if so, had any survived to tell their tale?
67 years later, Chris leads four of the survivors back to Ukraine to say thank you to “the cave.”

Chris Nicola will be at the event to discuss his experiences and to answer questions about this amazing journey.

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Generations After Discussion Group
7:00 PM19:00

Generations After Discussion Group

Generations After hosts a discussion group for children (2G) and grandchildren (3G) of Holocaust survivors who wish to share their family Holocaust stories and the impact on their own lives.

The discussion group is solely for children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.

The discussion group is free to attend and light refreshments are served.

RSVP REQUIREDSpace limited to 30.  RSVPs and info: Evelyn Levine: bx1411@hotmail.com or 602-799-9719.

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9:00 AM09:00

GENOCIDE AWARENESS WEEK - Focus on the Holocaust




Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust
Marty Brounstein  [BIO]
Speaker and Author


The Looting of Holocaust-Era Jewish Assets: Unfinished Justice
Dr. Daniel Kadden  [BIO]
Executive Director, Interfaith Works


Silent Heroes during the Holocaust
Christine Raack  [BIO]
Faculty, South Mountain Community College


Anti-Jewish violence in postwar Poland, 1945-46
Anna Cichopek-Gajraj [BIO]
Assistant Professor, Arizona State University


1936 Olympics - Panel Discussion
Mediator: Kim Klett  [BIO] 
English Teacher, Mesa Public Schools

Dr. Daniel Kadden
Executive Director, Interfaith Works

Walter Lamm


Tainted Games: Politics, Persecution and Pageantry at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Dr. David Large  [BIO]
Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley


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to Apr 22

Genocide Awareness Week

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SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 5th ANNUAL GENOCIDE AWARENESS WEEK ~ NOT ON OUR WATCH ~ APRIL 17 - 22, 2017:  Lectures, exhibits and events by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and law enforcement are held in the Student Center Turquoise Room unless otherwise indicated. 

Thursday, April 20 - Focus on Holocaust.  Holocaust related programming from 9 am until 7 pm


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Booktalk:  Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936  by David Clay Large
3:00 PM15:00

Booktalk: Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936  by David Clay Large

Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936

by David Clay Large

Author will participate via Skype

Athletics and politics collide in a critical event for Nazi Germany and the contemporary world.

The torch relay—that staple of Olympic pageantry—first opened the summer games in 1936 in Berlin. Proposed by the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, the relay was to carry the symbolism of a new Germany across its route through southeastern and central Europe. Soon after the Wehrmacht would march in jackboots over the same terrain. Written by acclaimed historian, David Large, the book offers a superb blend of history and sport. 

Meet David Clay Large on April 20 when he gives the keynote address for Genocide Awareness Week on the campus of Scottsdale Community College

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