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A Story of Survival and Hope

Holocaust Survivor Marion Lazan Shares Personal Journey at Kristallnacht Memorial Event On November 8, Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan was the featured speaker at the annual Kristallnacht commemoration organized by Yeshiva University’s Student Holocaust Education Movement (SHEM). The theme of this year’s event was “My Holocaust Story: A Message of Perseverance, Determination, Faith

Simon Goldberg

The Call of Memory

Simon Goldberg, President of the Student Holocaust Education Movement at YU, on Maintaining Humanity in Inhumane Times On a spring day five years ago, I stood inside the Permanent Exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and prayed. I sought fervently to believe that what appeared so heartbreakingly before me was an illusion. That

Mindy Sojcher, vice president of SHEM

Preserving the Past

Student-Organized Holocaust Education Symposium Teaches How to Keep Survivors’ Stories Alive Featuring speakers who ranged in expertise from renowned psychologist David Pelcovitz, The Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Professor of Psychology and Jewish Education at Azrieli to Yeshiva University Museum artist-in-residence Sebastian Mendes, YU’s Student Holocaust Education Movement (SHEM) brought scholars, survivors and students together for