Holocaust

Hannah & David Lippert / Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance

Inspired by the work of Dr. Khalil "Haji" Dokhanchi, both in the public schools and at UWS (In 2009, Dokhanchi was awarded a fellowship from the Genocide Intervention Network), playwright and director Kathy Laakso undertook to write a work about the children of the Holocaust.

Photo 1: Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Flickr
Cheyenne woman Jennie Red Robe with her child.
 Location: Crow Reservation, Montana
Date: 1909
Photo 2: John Tewell
A black family at the Hermitage Plantation, Savannah, Georgia, USA, about 1907
Photo 3: Marion Doss/Flickr
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, December 19, 1938.

 

Photo 1: Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Flickr
Crow Woman and Child, Location: Crow Reservation, Montana
Photo 2: elycefeliz/Flickr
Photo 3: Raymund Flandez/Flickr
A Jewish woman walks towards the gas chambers with three young children after going through the selection process on the ramp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans writes on their web page, "Approximately every three minutes a memory of World War II—its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs—disappears. Yielding to the inalterable process of aging, the men and women who fought and won the great conflict are now mostly in their 90s. They are dying quickly—at the rate of approximately 430 a day, according to US Veterans Administration figures."

Leonore Baeumler of Duluth has worked as a social worker in Duluth with both juveniles the elderly. She is the namesake of UMD's Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration Committee, honoring of the lives and legacies of Mortrud Kaplan and her late husband Walter Baeumler. Leonore has lived a life of service improving the quality of life of the people around her for that we honor her this month.

Radio Gallery speaks with Judge Jane Mayeron, a magistrate with the Federal court about the traveling exhibit titles "Lawyers Without Rights," which explores what happened when Hitler took away the rights of lawyers, and the lessons that we can learn from this injustice.

Lawyers Without Rights