Southeast Professor to Host Holocaust Remembrance Program at Cape Public Library


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 13, 2006ᾰDr. Mitchell Gerber, professor in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at Southeast Missouri State University, will host the showing of “Witness: Voices from the Holocaust” in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. on May 1 in the Hirsch Community Room at the Cape Girardeau Public Library.  The event is free and open to the public.

Gerber, who is a political philosopher and Holocaust scholar, has taught UI440, “The Holocaust,” over the past several years at Southeast.  He has engaged in research on the study of various topics regarding Holocaust testimonies at Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.  He will introduce the film and will be available for questions and answers after the showing.

“Witness: Voices from the Holocaust” consists of the compelling personal testimonies of those who were eye-witnesses of the genocide perpetrated in this period of Nazi atrocities and crimes against humanity.  The Fortunoff Video Archive for the Holocaust Testimonies has video-taped and preserved the testimonies.