Presented by Northeastern University's College of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Holocaust Awareness Commitee, and the Northeastern Humanities Center


Monday, January 25 - Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Northeastern University  
360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115


Northeastern Humanities Center 

Stories of Slave Labor and the Art of Freedom

Registration is required for the Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration breakfast on Monday, January 25 at 8 a.m.  Please click here.

RSVP is encouraged for all other events listed below.  Events are free and open to the public. 

Monday, January 25, 5 - 6:30 p.m., 90 Snell Library, 376 Huntington Avenue

"Silence of the Quandts" Film

A film revealing BMW's disturbing use of forced labor during the Nazi regime

Bill Giessen Film Series

Tuesday, January 26, 12 - 1 p.m., 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street

Philip N. Backstrom, Jr. Survivor Lecture Series

A talk with Holocaust survivor, Max Michelson

Wednesday, January 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m., International Village, 1155 Tremont Street

"Letters to Sala" Exhibit Opening and Reception 

Remarks by author Ann Kirschner and curator Jill Vexler; Service led by Alexander Kern and Eli Herb

Exhibit will be open to the public from January 20 - February 18, 2016, in International Village,1155 Tremont Street.  

Presented in partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the Jewish Community Relations Council 

Wednesday, January 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Raytheon Amphitheater, 120 Forsyth Street

Telling Sala's Holocaust Story: Her Letters' Journey into a Book, Exhibit, Play, and Film 

Sala’s daughter Ann Kirschner, author of Sala’s Gift, will introduce and moderate a panel that includes playwright Arlene Hutton, documentarian Murray Nossel, and curator Jill Vexler who will discuss how they transformed the original letters into various media.

The 24th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture is sponsored by the Robert S. Morton Lecture Fund and the Gustel Cormann Giessen Memorial Fund at Northeastern University.

Thursday, January 28, 4 - 6 p.m., 909 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont Street

A Staged Reading of the Play “Letters to Sala” 

Written by Arlene Hutton; Directed by Paula Plum

In partnership with Northeastern’s Department of Theatre


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