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Remembering the Holocaust Symposium Held July 8-12 at Appalachian

BOONE–The five-day symposium “Remembering the Holocaust” begins July 8 at Appalachian State University as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival.

Presenters include internationally recognized scholar Yaffa Eliach, Holocaust educator Miriam Kassenoff, former U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Director Michael Berenbaum, and members of the university’s faculty.

They will present information and insights about the victims, perpetrators and consequences of the Holocaust.

Re-certification credit is available for teachers.

Eliach will deliver the keynote lecture “The Tower of Life” on Monday, July 8, at 8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Blue Ridge Ballroom. A Klezmer band will perform following the lecture. Admission is free.

Eliach and Kassenoff will present “The Hidden Child: The Power of Perseverance” from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 9. Kassenoff will present “The Holocaust in Film” from 2-5 p.m. A Holocaust film will be shown from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The programs will be in the Blue Ridge Ballroom. Admission is free.

Rennie Brantz, professor of history at Appalachian,

presents “Teaching the Holocaust” on Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Blue Ridge Ballroom. “The Holocaust On-Line: History and Hate Sites” will be presented from 2-3 p.m. by Horowitz. Kassenoff presents “Adolescent Holocaust Literature” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and a film about the Holocaust will be shown from 7:30-