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People's University: Anti-Semitism & the Holocaust
October 21, 2014Read More
With anti-Semitism and other forms of xenophobia on the rise, the 10th series from the People’s University at the Ohio County Public Library will examine this issue within the context of the Holocaust. Join us in learning what happened leading up to the Holocaust, as well as, what happened during this horrific genocide and after to the survivors. What are the roots of anti-Semitism? How did it manifest itself? How did people respond to the Holocaust as it unfolded? Who were the righteous gentiles and how did they make a difference? What lessons have we learned? Instructors who participated in a Classrooms Without Borders study seminar to Holocaust sites in Poland this past summer will probe these and other significant questions. The series will also feature two panel discussions featuring panel members who also participated in the same study seminar, accompanied by a Holocaust survivor. The new People’s University series, “Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust,” will begin at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling on October 21 and continue to meet for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings at 7 pm, ending December 16. There will be no class on the evening of November 11, as the library will be closed for the Veteran’s Day observance. Each class will be approximately 60-90 minutes in length. The library’s partners for this program include Classroom Without Borders, Temple Shalom, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
In keeping with the mission of public libraries as sanctuaries of free learning for all people, the Ohio County Public Library created The People’s University, a free program for adults who wish to continue their education in the liberal arts. The People’s University features courses (taught by experts in each subject) that enable patrons to pursue their goal of lifelong learning in classic subjects such as history, music appreciation, philosophy, and literature. Patrons may attend as many classes as they wish. There are no tests of other requirements and all programs are free and open to the public. To register for this People’s University series, please email the library, call 304-232-0244, or visit the Reference Desk.