A SURVIVOR REMEMBERS THE HOLOCAUST
The Holocaust is remembered for its atrocities – the millions murdered by the Nazis. But how did it begin? Were there warning signs? Could it happen in the United States? Fred Amram, an award winning story teller, relates some of his experiences in Nazi Germany and explores some lessons learned. A Q&A period will bring the lessons of history into the 21st century.
FROM SURVIVOR TO REFUGEE/IMMIGRANT
Fred Amram, a Holocaust survivor, tells stories reflecting his experiences in Nazi Germany. An experienced story teller and retired professor of communication, Amram shares his stories with feeling and insight. He also relates some of his assimilation problems as a refugee in the United States. Amram examines and generalizes these experiences to provide educators and social service workers a better understanding of the emotional and cultural challenges faced by immigrants. Using the framework that “language is culture and culture is language,” he notes that learning to speak English is only a small part of the assimilation challenge. Suggestions for building bridges lead to a Q & A period.
EIGHT STAGES OF GENOCIDE
Fred Amram, an award winning story teller, relates how his experiences as a Holocaust survivor in Nazi Germany reflect the eight stages of any genocide. Dafur, Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia – each genocide has a common history. Each genocide passes through stages. Using the history of a recent genocide, the Holocaust, Amram identifies the eight stages and makes them real as he tells stories from his own life and the lives of friends and family. A Q&A period will bring the lessons of history into the 21st century.