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Roald Hoffmann, former Cornell professor, Nobel Prize winner and an Ithaca local, visited campus April 25 in Muller chapel to tell his story of surviving the Holocaust.

Hillel invites Holocaust survivor to share personal story

By Dominick Petrucci, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
Roald Hoffmann, age 85, was invited to Ithaca College on April 25 by Hillel at Ithaca College to tell his life story. 
On Sept. 20, Annette Levine, professor in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Jewish Studies coordinator at Ithaca College, gave a lecture in the Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center on the impacts of generational trauma in second-generation Holocaust survivors in Argentina.

Professor gives talk on generational trauma from the Holocaust

By Joshua Pantano September 21, 2022
Members of the IC community gathered Sept. 20 to listen to a presentation about the lasting impacts of the Holocaust through generation trauma.
At the age of 85, Hannah Wechsler is one of the few older adults still alive who survived the Holocaust — and are willing to talk about it. Wechsler has told her story thousands of times — to children, teenagers and college students across America. As of 2020, there are only 400,000 living Holocaust survivors. 

Holocaust survivor shares her story with Ithaca College

By Elijah de Castro, News Editor May 4, 2022
On May 3, Hillel at Ithaca College invited Hannah Wechsler to tell her story to about 150 members of the campus community.
Commentary: Harmful language around immigration inspires violence

Commentary: Harmful language around immigration inspires violence

By Suzannah Van Gelder September 12, 2019
Over the past several years in the United States, the rhetoric surrounding immigration has become nothing short of volatile.
From left, junior Ilana Diamant, senior Tal Eyal, lecturer Mirit Hadar and Joshua Edrich ’15 smile at the 2015 Israel Film Festival. Hadar co-created the festival 4 years ago with help from Igor Khokhlov, the previous director of the college’s sector of Hillel.

Film festival spotlights Israeli culture to student audience

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor March 22, 2017
The theme of this year’s festival is “Israel is Real” to combat assumptions that are made about Israel as a result of the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
Holocaust survivor Fred Heyman, spoke to a group of approximately 100 students and faculty of the college before a screening of “Be an Upstander,” which tells Heyman’s story.

Holocaust survivor shares his story with Ithaca College

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
Heyman said he tells his story because he believes stories of tragedy and human rights violations are not often told. He cited recognition last month by the U.S. to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide after 100 years, as a step in the right direction, but occurring too late.

College Briefs Oct. 22

October 21, 2015
Wendy Lower of Claremont McKenna College will speak about young German women who went to Nazi-occupied eastern Europe and participated as enablers in the Holocaust in the film “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.”

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