Geneva, NY — Hobart and William Smith Colleges have scheduled a series of events next week, April 12 – 18, in remembrance of the Holocaust. The events are being hosted by the Hillel Office, and are open to the public.
“The Reading of the Names” will occur from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, April 12, outside the entrance to Scandling Center. During the seven hours, various members of the Colleges community will read the names of the millions of people who were killed during the Holocaust. In case of poor weather, the reading will take place in the Scandling Center.
An Interfaith Memorial Service and discussion will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, at the Temple Beth-El, 755 S. Main Street. The service is non-denominational and everyone is welcome.
Holocaust survivor Paul Polanski will present a lecture titled “Black Silences: Romany Gypsies and the Holocaust” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Sanford Room. Polanski will speak about his experience as well as facilitate an open discussion. A reception will be held following the lecture.
The film Life is Beautiful will be shown at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, at the Smith Opera House. There will be a discussion following the 3 p.m. showing led by HWS professors Michael Dobkowski and Richard Salter. The film will also be shown at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, and Saturday, April 17, at the Smith Opera House. Admission for all showings is $5.