Center For Jewish Studies to Host Fifth Annual Holocaust Memorial

April 19, 2006

by Angie Best, student newswriter

The Baylor University Center for Jewish Studies will host the fifth annual Holocaust Memorial Tuesday, April 25, at various locations on the Baylor campus.

The day's events will start at 9:30 a.m. with a panel discussion in Room 133 of the Marrs McLean Science Building. The discussion - Religion and Genocide: Never Again? - will feature speakers Amie Coomer, Dr. Chris Van Gorder and Dr. George W. Gawrych.

At 5 p.m. a music recital will be held in the Great Hall of Truett Theological Seminary. The title of the concert is "Music for the End of Time" and will feature "music from the death camps." The program will include songs such as "Quartet for the End of Time - The Abyss of the Birds" by Olivier Messiaen and selections from "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" with music by Lori Laitman and text by "Children of the Holocaust."

The memorial will conclude at 8 p.m. in Room 133 of the Marrs-McLean Science Building with the showing of a film titled "The Armenian Genocide."

"The purpose of holding the event is to remember the Holocaust and to remember the beauty of the lives of those who were affected - not just the tragedy," said Dr. Marc Ellis, director of the Center for Jewish Studies. "People should come to inform themselves, to remember and to confront our own sensibilities in the world today."

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Center for Jewish Studies.

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