To begin the week, the White Rose Exhibition will be in the Clark Library from Sunday, April 12 to the following Sunday, April 19. The exhibit, consisting of 47 life-size posters documenting the White Rose group’s history, has traveled from Germany to the U.S. to inform viewers of the group’s non-violent resistance towards the Nazi regime. An opening reception will take place on Monday, April 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Library Conference Room. Laura McLary, international languages and cultures, will present information and research on the White Rose exhibit.
On Thursday, April 16, there will be a screening of “Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tag,” at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans, both members of White Rose, were convicted of high treason on February 22, 1942 and summarily executed. The film emphasizes the personal courage of the members in the organization, and symbolizes the resistance against National Socialism.
Holocaust survivor Miriam Greenstein was scheduled to speak on Friday but had to cancel her appearance. Greenstein’s immediate family members perished at the hands of the Nazis when she was nine years old. After her liberation in 1945 by British troops, Greenstein was able to communicate with her only known relatives, who lived in downtown Portland. She is a regular speaker for the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center, and the author of In the Shadow of Death; A Young Girl’s Survival in the Holocaust.
For more information about the week of Holocaust remembrance, please contact Mikayla Posey at firstname.lastname@example.org.