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Holocaust Commemoration Event

January 17, 2017

The film "The Wave" will be shown Thurs., Jan. 26 in Griggs Center, followed by a faculty-led discussion.

On Thursday, January 26, the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration committee will show the film, “The Wave,” from 4–6:30 pm in Griggs Center on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus.  This event is free and open to the public.

UMD Associate Professor Deborah Petersen-PerlmanAssociate Professor Deborah Petersen-Perlman, Department of Communication, and chair of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration committee, (pictured left) will lead a discussion following the film.

“The Wave” was released in 2008. It bases its plot on a 1967 social experiment that a California high school teacher conducted to illustrate to his students how the people of Germany could be drawn to fascism.

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and this year marks the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration
The mission of the Baeumler Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration is to provide resources for lectures, seminars, and presentations dedicated to informing and educating people about the Holocaust, its victims, causes, consequences, lessons, and memory. 

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