Northeastern’s president sponsors a community commemoration that traditionally took place in the morning and features a faculty talk and a presentation by the Gideon Klein scholar.

Gideon Klein Scholar Presentation

Please note that the performances of scholars are part of a larger presentation. Each image and link provides access to content where applicable.

Virgil Bozeman

Concert on Nazi censorship of the arts

1999

Sarah Heile

"The Dialectic of Terezin"

2000

Fay Gerbes

Performance

2001

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Melissa Misicka

Website on musical activities at Terezin

2002

Jungmee Kim

"Viktor Ullmann's Years in Theresienstadt"

2003

Amie Brehm

"Guide to Crafting a Performance of Brundibar by Hans Krasa"

2005

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Coleman Goughary

Original composition and performance

2006

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Jonathan Meacham

Concert of music by Gideon Klein and other Terezin composers

2007

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Julie Stevens

"Satire and Symbolism in Viktor Ullmann's opera 'Der Kaiser von Atlantis'"

2009

Jeri Robins

"Music of the Auschwitz Women's Orchestra"

2010

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Lynn Torgove

"Frauenstimmen: Women's Voices from Ravensbrück"

2011

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Emili Kaufman

"Art of Felix Nussbaum"

2012

Heather Viola

"Children's Music in Terezin"

2013

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Hinda Tzivia Eisen

"The Westerbork Cabaret"

2014

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Elijah Botkin

"The Closed Town: Poetry from Terezin"

2015

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Madelyn Stone

"Reality is the Satire - The Will to Hope in the Writings of Jura Soyfer"

2016

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Alison Campbell

"The Portraitist: Wilhelm Brasse and Photography Ethics in Auschwitz"

2017

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Danielle Murad Waiss

"Nizkor (We Remember)"

2018

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Elizabeth Levi

"Rebuilding as Refugees: The Story of Three Women Artists Who Escaped Nazi Rule and Found Hope in America"

2019

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Keynote Presentation

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Susan Erony

"The Meeting and the Personal and Political in Art"

1993

"Chaplain's Breakfast"

1994

"Chaplain's Breakfast"

1995

Rosalie Franks

"Background and History of the Survivors of Shoah Visual History Foundation"

1996

Gerald Herman

"Nazism & Modernity"

1997

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Jan Darsa

"Witness and Memory"

1998

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William Miles

"The Movie as Memorial"

1999

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Vivian Rubenstein

Discussion about the Speakers Bureau, One Generation After

2000

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Eugene Pogany

Discussion of the harrowing experiences of his family during, and as a result of, the Holocaust

2001

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Rabbi Marvin Tokayer

"The Fugu Plan"

2002

Samuil Manski

"With God's Help - One Survivor's Testimony"

2002

Laurel Leff

Discussion on The Silenced Scream: How the New York Times Muffled News of the Holocaust

2003

Deborah Kaufman

"Narratives as Tomorrow's Memories: Post Holocaust Identity in the United States"

2004

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Jack Levin and Gordana Rabrenovic

"The Role of Leaders and Followers in the Prevention of Hate Violence"

2005

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James Ross

"From the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to the Holocaust Denial Trial: Challenging the Media, the Law, and the Academy"

2006

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Inez Hedges

"Holocaust and Living Memory: France and the Shoah"

2007

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Nancy Kindelan and Inez Hedges

"Report on the Advanced Academic Learning Community Project"

2008

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Ann Grenell

"For the Living: The Power of Survivor Testimonies at Northeastern "

2009

Laurel Leff

"Ties that Bound, Ties that Broke: Edna Ferber's Sponsorship of Refugees from Nazi Germany"

2010

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Lori Lefkovitz

"Shaping Losses and Living in History"

2011

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Uta Poiger

"The Holocaust, History, and Memory"

2012

Laurel Leff

"Well Worth Saving: How American Universities Selected Faculty Fleeing Nazi-era Europe"

2013

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Natalie Bormann and Veronica Czatkiewicz

"Postcards from Auschwitz: The Ethics of Visiting Sites of Trauma"

2014

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Phil Brown

"Jews in the Catskills During and After the Holocaust"

2015

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Jeffrey Burds

"The Pogrom in Lemberg, 1 July 1941: A Local Atrocity as International History"

2016

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Rose Zoltek-Jick

"The Search for Meaning: Survivor's Children and Their Choice of a Life"

2017

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