Holocaust Education

Tannenbaum Chabad House has been a leader in holocaust education and promoting diversity on campus.

Each year, Chabad participates in a Yom HaShoah remembrance ceremony for the Northwestern community.  Previous events have included speeches by Holocaust survivors as well as world-renowned Holocaust education and Northwestern Professor of Holocaust Studies Peter Hayes.

Chabad House sponsors additional Holocaust education programming throughout the year.  Previous program have included:

  • The Last Expression: Art and Auschwitz
    A forum to explore the roles, functions, meaning, and making of art in Nazi concentration camps.
  • Poets’ Views of the Holocaust: Readings and Interpretations of Poetry on the Holocaust
    Featuring Poet David Koenig, Ph.D., Author of Green Whistle
  • “A Journey Into Darkness & Light”: The Song of a Holocaust Survivor Follows His Father’s Journey from Despair to Hope
    Bernie Farber, Executive Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region
  • The Importance of Nazi-Hunting: How Simon Wiesenthal Tracked Down and Prosecuted Nazi Killers
    Judge Gerald C. Bender, Legal Counsel for Simon Wiesenthal
  • When Medicine Went Mad: How Did It Start?  Is It All Over?  Should We Use Nazi Data Today?
    Velvl Greene, Ph.D., MPH, Director of Lord Jakobovits Center for Medical Ethics at Ben Gurion University