Inheritance: Perpetrator, Rescuer, Survivor / Opening Night / November 3 / 7:00 PM
Opening Night of Holocaust Education Week features three remarkable speakers who will explore their various connections to the Holocaust and consider how this family has shaped their identities and inspired their work today. Moderated by prizewinning journalist, author, and Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Nina Munk , the evening explores how descendants - whether of a perpetrator, rescuer or survivor - grapple with their inherited legacy and how they have been compiled to help build a more compassionate and caring world.
Rainer Hoess , grandson or Rudolf Hoess, commander of Auschwitz, now educate people around the world about the dangers or hate and combats his grandfather's infamous legacy. Nobuki Sugihara , son of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat posted to Lithuania who rescued thousands of Jewish refugees by securing them visas, honors his father's legacy and works to correct the inaccuracies or his father's narrative. Allison Nazarian , granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and author of Aftermath: A Granddaughter's Story of Legacy, Healing & Hope, shares the impact of growing up in a Holocaust survivor family, and how she came to focus on healing and the future. Together, they will offer us new avenues to consider the relevance and significance of Holocaust remembrance and education today, by creating a better tomorrow.