October 6th, Lecture by Dr. John Roth

“How you Teach about the Holocaust: This Time ?”

As part of our workshop for educators, the OHRC, the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities, and Lewis & Clark College are delighted to announce a special lecture by Dr John Roth.

This event will take place at Lewis & Clark College, South Campus at 7pm.

John K. Roth is an American-based author, editor, and, for over 30 years, professor of philosophy of religion at Claremont McKenna College In 1988 he was named CASE U.S. National Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Roth is best known for his contributions as a writer and editor on major Holocaust themes. His work began with the 1979 publication of Consuming Fire: Encounters with Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust. In later interviews, Roth acknowledged the depth of the influence of Elie Wiesel on his life as a writer and person. Later volumes include Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy (with Richard Rubenstein, 1987), Holocaust: Religious and Philosophical Implications (ed. with Michael Berenbaum, 1989) and Memory Offended: The Auschwitz Convent Controversy (ed. with Carol Rittner), 1991.

As he continued work on Holocaust studies, he also became interested in global violence, founding the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership) at Claremont McKenna College.

We are honored to welcome Dr Roth to Portland for this very special lecture, and invite you to join us for what will be a rewarding evening. Funds supporting this event were provided in honor of Holocaust survivor SIME KAMINSKY MESHUL, and the memory of her family who perished at Auschwitz-Birkenau: mother, Bobel;  father, Kopel;  brothers:  Shloime, Meishe, Yudel;  and sister, Roseh. It is presented in collaboration with Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.

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