Exploring three distinct events; the Holocaust, the treatment of Black people in Europe, and the domestic struggle for civil rights.
All speakers will be presenting at the Pecos Chandler-Gilbert Community College Campus in the Agave Community Room
Featured Speakers and Events
Tuesday, March 29 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Valerie Foster is an educator, author of The Risk of Sorrow: Conversations with Holocaust Survivor, Helen Handler, and a recipient of the Shofar Zakhor award for Holocaust Education.
Wednesday, March 30 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Holocaust-era Rail Car
Educating people about the Holocaust and promoting acceptance, social action and respect in a tumultuous time in modern history, visitors can view and read stories of Valley Holocaust Survivors in their own words at the kiosks.
Valley Holocaust Survivor, George Kalman, will be at the rail car or in the Agave Community Room on our campus while the rail car is on display.
Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Helen Weisman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Ulm, Germany in a displaced persons camp. Many of Helen’s well-known oil paintings are directly linked to her strong Jewish heritage. She has a collection of 31 Holocaust paintings called “Das Ghetto & The Final Solution” which was exhibited at many museums, schools and other venues.
George Kalman, Holocaust Survivor
Kalman quotes the Rev. Martin Niemoller, a German pastor, on the rise of Nazism: "In Germany, the Nazis came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time, there was no one left to speak for me.''
These events are brought to you by Chandler-Gilbert Community College, East Valley Jewish Community Center and the City of Chandler to honor the lives taken by genocide and to educate others so that it never happens again.
All events are open to the public.