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Kent State’s Jewish community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 3, 2022

Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi and other members of the Kent community banned together for 24 hours to read names of the 6 million who perished in the Holocaust in commemoration of Yam HaShoah, or Holocaust...

Kent State students prepare for educational spring break in Poland

Megan Ferguson January 30, 2017

Twenty-four Kent State students will be studying abroad in Poland over spring break for a class called 'Perception and Remembrance: The Holocaust in Literature, Film, Theater, and Public Display.'“You...

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Twelve students visit Poland over spring break

Keri Richmond March 29, 2016

Last week, students spent the week off from classes for Spring Break. Some students made their way down to Florida, some enjoyed a relaxing week at home and some students made their way to Poland.Twelve...

Erika Taubner Gold, a survivor of the Holocaust, Chaya Kessler, director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies program and Sol Factor, a Kent State Jewish Studies program professor present to Factor’s Children of the Holocaust class Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Holocaust survivor speaks at Kent State

Keri Richmond March 10, 2016

A young, rebellious, jewish girl, who once ripped of her yellow star to sneak away from school to the local pastry shop for a scoop of ice cream, spoke at the business administration building Thursday...

A candle, representing Yom HaShoah, the Day of the Holocaust Remembrance, sits on top of a book outside the M.A.C Center on April 16, 2015. The book, containing the six million names of those who were killed during the Holocaust.

Students gather in solidarity for the dead – Remembering the Holocaust

Skye McEowen April 16, 2015

Kent State fraternity honors dead for Holocaust Remembrance Day from on Vimeo.To honor and remember those lost during the Holocaust, students gathered at the M.A.C. Center to read names for...


KSU professor shares experiences as child Holocaust survivor

Victoria Manenti April 16, 2015

When students step inside Sol Factor’s classroom, they may be surprised to find out that he has two identities: instructor of Jewish History and abandoned child Holocaust survivor.“It (his story) is...

Paul Bartrop, the director for the Center of Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, speaks at the Cohn Jewish Center. Bartrop discussed representing the Holocaust in film and accurately portraying the Holocaust in modern day media on Jan. 26, 2015.

Film doesn’t replace real survivors’ stories of the Holocaust

Skye McEowen January 26, 2015

A Holocaust survivor’s story cannot be confined to the limits of film.Paul Bartrop, director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, stressed to college...

The Jewish Studies Program traveled to Israel last summer and will offer a new spring break trip to Poland this year.

Jewish Studies plans spring break trip to Poland

Skye McEowen January 23, 2015

Rather than go home or travel to a beach for spring break, some Kent State students will instead cross the Atlantic and experience Poland and its past, present and future.Chaya Kessler, director of the...

Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’

Karin Laub, Associated Press April 27, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called the Holocaust "the most heinous crime" of modern history and expressed his sympathy for the victims, a rare acknowledgment...

Holocaust victims to honor Remembrance Day

Ashlyne Wilson January 26, 2014

Victims of the Holocaust will be commemorated at Kent State as part of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday, Jan. 27.The Jewish Studies program will host an evening of watching Steven...

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