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University Forum: From Schindler's List to Hotel Rwanda

When

Mar. 4, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

Please join the College of Liberal Arts for a University Forum Lecture titled, "The Reluctant Rescuer: From Schindler’s List to Hotel Rwanda,"a talk by Lawrence Baron, professor emeritus, history department, San Diego State University.

Why do certain historical heroes capture the public imagination at a particular time? Using the cinematic depictions of rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust and of Tutsis during the Rwandan Genocide, this lecture examines the contemporary reasons why the courageous Raoul Wallenberg became the emblematic hero of the Holocaust during the 1980s and was supplanted by morally ambiguous rescuers like Oskar Schindler and Paul Rusesabagina since the 1990s.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702 895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office and co-sponsored by The Hillel Jewish Student Center at UNLV, The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, and the Board of Rabbis of Southern Nevada