Moorhead State faculty member to discuss Holocaust through Oscar-winning ‘Schindler’s List’ TONIGHT: part of month-long UND tribute to human rights heroes

Terry Shoptaugh, part of the library faculty at the Minnesota State University, Moorhead, will deliver a presentation about the Oscar-Award-winning Holocaust film Schindler’s List at 7 p.m., TONIGHT, in the Baker Courtroom of the University of North Dakota Law School.

Shoptaugh’s presentation is part of a nearly month-long photo exhibition on the UND campus, titled “The Rescuers: Picturing Moral Courage.” The Rescuers Exhibition, sponsored by the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies (CHRGS), will be featured in the UND Chester Fritz Library through April 12, during regular library hours.

For his presentation, Shoptaugh will show clips from the famous Stephen Spielberg movie and use them as a basis to discuss the Jewish Holocaust.

In addition to programming, such as Shoptaugh’s presentation, the Rescuers exhibition tells the story of brave individuals who risked everything to save would-be victims in atrocity situations, including the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Bosnia. You can learn more about the exhibition here: http://proof.org/project/rescuers/.

The CHRGS would not have been able to bring the exhibition to UND without the generous support of Tolerance Minnesota, a Program of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

During the last twenty years, countries around the world have been torn apart by ethnic, religious, and political violence. In all of this turmoil, however, there are also remarkable stories of ordinary heroes who risk their lives to save members of targeted groups. The Rescuers Project, a follow-up program to the exhibition, supports healing and reconciliation in post-conflict countries by recording and highlighting the stories of those who resisted overwhelming prejudice and violence by reaching out to condemned groups.

Also, part of the exhibition programming, John Cox, of North Dakota State in Fargo, and UND student Kamrin Rausch, will discuss the history and rescuer roles related to the Bosnian Genocide, at 7 p.m., April 9, in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library.

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