Bearing witness

Bearing witness

After years of reluctance — and with the help of his journalist daughter, alumna Debbie Bornstein Holinstat — Michael Bornstein shares his remarkable story of surviving Auschwitz in “Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz.”

‘Deadly Medicine’ panel discussion Thursday

Don’t miss a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 22 on “Deadly Medicine: Beyond the Era of National Socialism” featuring Washington University faculty. The discussion is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Moore Auditorium in the North Building on the School of Medicine campus. It is free and open to the public.

Exhibit highlights biomedical travesties of the Holocaust

A traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum called “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” highlights how physicians, geneticists, anthropologists and others in the healing professions developed and participated in the Holocaust. The exhibit opens Monday, Aug. 8, at the Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine and will be on display until Sunday, Oct. 30.

Stage adaptation of acclaimed children’s book ‘Hana’s Suitcase’ gets U.S. premiere Jan. 11-21

Courtesy Metro Theater CompanyHana BradyIn March 2000, a child’s suitcase bearing the name and birth date of Hana Brady arrived at the Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center. Painted across this battered piece of luggage was the German word “waisenkind,” or “orphan.” With these few clues, a determined group of Japanese schoolchildren, led by their teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, set out to uncover Hana’s identity. Their story, intertwined with that of young Hana, became the basis of “Hana’s Suitcase” (2002), Karen Levine’s acclaimed children’s book. In January, Washington University in St. Louis will co-produce a U.S. premiere stage adaptation by the playwright Emil Sher. More…

The Holocaust in the Congo will be explored in this year’s Holocaust Memorial Lecture

Author Adam Hochschild will deliver the annual Holocaust Memorial lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. The lecture, entitled “The Holocaust in the Congo – Then and Today,” is free and open to the public. It will be held in Graham Chapel, located just north of Mallinckrodt Center (6445 Forsyth Blvd.) on the Washington University campus.Hochschild’s talk will be based on his acclaimed book, King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1998).