The Social Sciences & Humanities Library & UCSD Judaic Studies Program are hosting the following exhibits and events on tolerance:
DAVKA: The Survival of a People
April 19-28, Social Sciences & Humanities Reference area (in Geisel)
DAVKA, The Survival of a People, is a traveling exhibit of photographs, videos, and professionally recorded oral histories that illuminate the lives and personal trajectories of San Diegans (and their families) who survived the Holocaust. The exhibit is set up as a maze of oral and visual histories, focusing not on retelling the story of the Holocaust, but on what happened to the survivors and their families in the aftermath of the war. The installation evokes universal questions and, at least partially, suggests answers about the human spirit. DAVKA was originally created for the 2006 San Diego Jewish Book Fair, under the auspices of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Campus.
Several survivors who have participated in the UCSD Holocaust Living History Workshop are featured in the exhibit, including Rose Schindler, Gussie Zaks, and Fanny Krasner-Lebovitz.
The Holocaust Living History Workshop
Agathe Ehrenfried, April 19th, Great Hall, ERC, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Mrs. Ehrenfried was born in Rákosliget, Hungary and survived Mühldorf, Kraukau-Plaslow, and Ausburg concentration camps and Auschwitz II-Birkenau death camp. The event will also feature a discussion of the Armenian Genocide by Yeghig Keshishian, Armenian Assembly Western Office Director, and a panel of students from various organizations who will talk about their experiences of stereotyping and racism on our campus.
For more events on campus during Hate Free Week, visit http://www.ucsd.edu/current-students/_organizations/irp/events/hate-free.html