The Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium Returns this Saturday with the Theme “Holocaust and Music”

Published Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

 

All photos courtesy of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies’ website

 

By Elly Murray

The Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposiums, organized by ASU’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, have always focused on educating the people of the High Country about the victims, perpetrators, and consequences of the Nazi Holocaust. This year’s Symposium, which focuses on the uses and abuses of music during the Holocaust, is no different.

This is the 17th year that Appalachian State has hosted the six day Symposium, which features workshops, discussions, lectures by internationally recognized speakers, Nazi Holocaust survivor testimonies, presentations, and films.

 

 

All of the events of the Symposium total up to about 40 hours, which sounds like quite a lot of time. However, these events are very important to understanding what the victims of the Holocaust went through, the ultimate effects of the Holocaust on society, and the prevention of similar atrocities. Additionally, teachers who complete all 40 hours receive four CEUs.

Admission to these events is completely free, and patrons do not need to get tickets or pre-register, unless they would like to receive continuing education credits.

The 2018 Symposium on “Holocaust and Music” will take place on ASU’s campus from July 21 to July 26. The events are in the Grandfather Mountain Ballroom of the Plemmons Student Union unless otherwise noted below. For more information, please visit https://holocaust.appstate.edu/symposium

 

The schedule of events for the 2018 Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium is as follows:

 

Saturday, July 21

2:00 – 4:00  Teacher Registration at Summit Hall, Appalachian State University campus  [for teacher-participants only]

6:00 – 7:00  Dinner (Reserved tables, at campus Cafeteria) [for teacher-participants only]

7:30 – 8:00  Introduction: The Holocaust and Music, Dr. Racelle Weiman/Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

8:00 – 9:30  Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism in European History, Culture, and Music, Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

 

Sunday, July 22

10:00 – 11:30  The Mosaic that is the Mosaic People: Judaism and Jews, Dr. Racelle Weiman, at the Temple of the High Country, Boone

11:30 – 1:00  Lunch with local Jewish Community , at the Temple of the High Country, Boone

2:00 – 3:30  Humanizing Approaches to Holocaust Education, Interactive Introductions Facilitator: Dr. Racelle Weiman [for teacher-participants only]

3:30 – 5:00  Project Design Session I: Educational Leadership: Philosophy, and Skills, Facilitators: Dr. Racelle Weiman, Lee Holder, and Lynda Moss [for teacher-participants only]

5:30 – 7:00  By Invitation Only:  Symposium Banquet, at the Rotunda of Reich College of Education

7:30 – 9:30  Performance and Discussion of Petr Eben’s Okna by Prof. Joby Bell (HSoM, organ) and Prof. James Stokes (HSoM, trumpet); at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Boone (open to the public)

 

Monday, July 23

8:00 – 8:10  Opening Session/Agenda Overview/Questions, Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan

8:10 – 8:15  Intention Offering from Teacher-Participant (reading, poem, song, or the like)

8:15 – 9:45  The Rise of Nazism in Central Europe, Dr. Rennie Brantz

9:45 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 11:30  Music in Nazi Propaganda, Dr. Laurie Semmes (HSoM)

11:30 – 1:00  Lunch at campus Cafeteria  [for teacher-participants only]

1:00 – 3:00  The Holocaust and Music in Film: Screening and Discussion of Wunderkinder (2011); This event is presented in partnership with An Appalachian Summer Festival at Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

3:15 – 5:15  Teacher Workshop I: Approaches to teaching literature on the Holocaust and Music, Lee Holder and Lynda Moss  [for teacher-participants only]

5:30 – 7:00  Dinner at campus Cafeteria [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 9:00  Project Design Session II: Cooperative Teaching and Coalition Building, Dr. Weiman, Lee Holder, and Lynda Moss [for teacher-participants only]

 

Tuesday, July 24

8:00 – 8:10  Opening Session and Questions, Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan

8:10 – 8:15  Intention Offering from teacher-participant (reading, poem, song, or the like)

8:15 – 9:45  Studying the Holocaust, Steffie McMahon-Kaye, Yad Vashem/Echoes and Reflections

9:45 – 10:00  Break

10:00 – 11:30  The Ghettos: Struggles for Survival, Music, and Spiritual Resistance, Steffie McMahon-Kaye, Yad Vashem/Echoes and Reflections

11:30 – 1:00  Lunch at campus Cafeteria [for teacher-participants only]

1:00 – 2:45  The Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz; Dr. Kellie Brown (Milligan College)

2:45 – 3:00  Break

3:00 – 5:00 Teacher Workshop II: Lesson Ideas from Participants; Lee Holder and Lynda Moss [for teacher-participants only]

5:00 – 7:00 Dinner at campus Cafeteria [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 8:30 Performance and Discussion of musical pieces played by the Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz, HSoM faculty/students, Milligan College faculty, and Wake Forest University faculty at the Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center

 

Wednesday, July 25

7:45 – 7:55  Opening Session/Questions, Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan

7:55 – 8:00  Intention Offering from teacher-participant (reading, poem, song, or the like)

8:00 – 9:30  Teaching the Holocaust in Eastern Europe in the Twenty-First Century, discussion with European teacher-participants

9:30 – 10:00 Introduction to Survivor Testimony, “Female Prisoner Musicians in the Shoah” (includes screening of The Lady in Number 6, Academy Award winning short film)

10:00 – 11:45  Survivor Testimony, Ms. Anita Lasker-Wallfisch,survivor of the Women’s Orchestra at Auschwitz

11:45 – 12:00  Break

12:00 – 1:30  Forbidden Sounds: The Suppression of Music in Nazi Germany, Dr. Racelle Weiman; This event is presented in partnership with An Appalachian Summer Festival at the Turchin Center]  

1:30 – 1:45  Break

1:45 – 3:15  Twentieth-Century Genocides and the (Ab-)Use of Music,Dr. John Cox (UNCC)

3:15 – 5:00  Survivor Testimony: Genocide and the Abuse of Music, Ms. Eugenie Mukeshimana, survivor of the Rwandan Genocide

5:00 – 7:00  Dinner at campus Cafeteria [for teacher-participants only]

7:00 – 9:00  Keynote Address: Last Yiddish Heroes: Lost and Found Songs of Soviet Jews During World War Two, Dr. Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto), including a performance of a selection of the songs by Appalachian State University student vocalist Sydra Yarnell, at Summit Trail Solarium, Plemmons Student Union, Room 118

 

Thursday, July 26

8:30 – 8:40  Opening Session/Questions, Dr. Weiman/Dr. Pegelow Kaplan at the Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center

8:40 – 8:45  Intention Offering from teacher-participant (reading, poem, song, or the like) at the Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center

8:45 – 9:30  Teacher Workshop III: Resources for Sustainable Holocaust Education, Lee Holder, at the Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center [for teacher-participants only]

9:30 – 10:00  Musical Performances at Terezin: Spritual Resistance, Dr. Racelle Weiman, at the  Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center

10:00 – 10:30  Performance of musical works from Terezin ghetto, including Brundibar opera; by Appalachian State University student vocalist Sydra Yarnell and Dr. Joanne Inkman (Wake Forest University), at the Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center

10:30 – 12:15  Second-Generation Testimony: Tamar Grinshpon, daughter of Ela Weissberger (1930-2018), child performer in Brundibar opera, Terezin, 1943-1944, at the Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center

12:15 – 1:30  Lunch at campus Cafeteria [for teacher-participants only]

1:30 – 3:30  Participants’ presentations for Excellence in Education (Grandfather Mountain Ballroom)

3:30 – 4:00  Closing Circle and Graduation

 

 

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