from Montgomery College
900 Hungerford Drive,
Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850
For Immediate Release (00-05)
Date: February 2, 2000
Contacts: Steve Simon, 240-567-5385
Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus to Host
Holocaust Commemoration in March and April
Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus will host a month-long series
of free events for its Holocaust Commemoration, beginning in late March.
The commemoration will include an art/photography exhibit with a keynote
address from Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin; a slide/lecture presentation
on Anne Frank; and a panel discussion on hate crimes.
Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Technical Center—Holocaust survivor
Nesse Godin will speak and open an exhibit of Jeanie Neyer’s drawings and
paintings of children and Wendy Kuppermann’s photography depicting the
industrial coldness of the concentration camps. Following Godin’s lecture,
Neyer will comment on her work, her transition from art to Holocaust art,
and her recently released book, A Holocaust Portfolio.
Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Technical Center—Journalist Jeanette
Smyth will give a slide/lecture presentation on Anne Frank. In the
lecture, Smyth describes the “voice” of Anne Frank and discusses the interest
of Japanese people in Anne Frank’s story.
Wednesday, April 5, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., in the Theatre Arts Building—Holocaust
artist and poet Wendy Kuppermann will give a slide/lecture presentation
on her work. Through her poetry and art, she shares her creative and
philosophical exploration of the Holocaust legacy.
Wednesday, April 5 at noon in the Campus Commons, second floor, Campus
Tower Building—The Holocaust Commemoration culminates with a panel discussion
on hate crimes. Join Meg Reilly of the Unitarian Universalist Association,
Montgomery County Department of Police Chief Charles Moose, and David Friedman
of the Anti-Defamation League in a discussion of the complex nature of
hatred and apathy.
The Human Rights Committee of Montgomery College’s Paul Peck Humanities
Institute is sponsoring these events. The committee sponsors lectures,
seminars and events that attempt to expose the effects of hatred and violence
and raise questions within the College and throughout the greater community
to create constructive methods of understanding and reconciling differences.
Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus is located at 51 Mannakee Street,
just off Route 355, one mile north of the Rockville Metro Station. For
more information about the Holocaust Commemoration, call 240-567-7417.