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21st annual Holocaust Remembrance Conference itinerary

Saturday, March 23
Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Purdue University

1 p.m. – Registration

1:30 p.m. – Session Chair: Myra Mason

1:35 p.m. – "Radical Islam and Global Terrorism." Hillel Fradkin, president, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C.
    Introduced by George Horwich

2:35 p.m. – "Working Together for Common Needs." Grace Feuerverger, professor, University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Introduced by JoAnn Phillion

3:25 p.m. – "Learning From Wounded Knee – A 1973 Footnote to 1890 American History." Harlington Wood Jr., circuit judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Springfield, Ill.
    Introduced by Ronald Melichar

4:15 p.m. – Workshop introductions by Myra Mason

4:30 p.m. – Concurrent workshops

    1. "Radical Islam and Global Dialogue." Don Mitchell, moderator

Participants: Rev. Stanley Bomgarden, Fazrul Ismail, Robert Melson, Tom Ryba, Imam Mikal Saahir. Resource: Hillel Fradkin

    2. "Jehovah's Witnesses: Conscience vs. Conformity." Mike Carson, moderator. Resource: Rudolf Graichen, James Pellechia

    3. "Teaching the Holocaust." Donna Schurman, Tami Hicks and Trudy Nelson, moderators. Resources: Paul Parks, Robert Ringel, Norman Salsitz

    4. "Learning Peace – Living Peace." Judy Myers-Walls, moderator. Resources: Grace Feuerverger, Harlington Wood Jr.

    5. "Sweatshops: Human Rights – Human Dignity."

    6."Recognizing Differences in Sex and Gender." Breck Jones, moderator

6:30 p.m. – Supper (donation $5, students $3), Hillel Foundation, 912 W. State St., West Lafayette

Class of 1950 Lecture Hall

8 p.m. – Survivors and Witnesses. Session Chair Dean Margaret Rowe


    1. Rudolf Graichen, Jehovah's Witness survivor of the Holocaust, interviewed by James Pellechia

    2. Paul Parks, Purdue distinguished engineering alumnus, Army engineer World War II, "The Camps Remembered and Facing Racial Discrimination." Introduced by Lyle Albright

    3. Norman Salsitz, "Surviving Against All Odds."

    4. Robert Ringel, "A Post-Shoah Search for My Heritage."

Sunday, March 24
Concurrent sessions

10 a.m. – Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4111 Soldiers Home Road, West Lafayette. Rudolf Graichen, survivor, "Bearing Up Under Persecution" (presented in Spanish)

10:30 a.m. – Hillel Foundation, 912 W. State St., West Lafayette, "Resolving Differences." Grace Feuerverger, facilitator

10:30 a.m. – Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church, 731 Walnut St., (State Rd. 38) Dayton. "The Miracle of Surviving." Norman Salsitz, survivor

Noon brunch, Hillel Foundation, (donation $5, students $3)

Class of 1950 Lecture Hall, Purdue University

1:30 p.m. – Session chair Marla Bluestein

ROTC Color Guard – "Star Spangled Banner"

Mayors' proclamation: Dave Heath, Lafayette; Sonya Margerum, West Lafayette

Memorial tribute

Flame of Remembrance – Candle of Hope

2:10 p.m. – "Freedom for My Father." Jin Xu, daughter of Wenli Xu, Chinese political prisoner


Rev. Stanley R. Bomgarden, chair

2:30 p.m. "War Against Terrorism Since Sept. 11"
Lt. Col. Joseph Corrigan, Pentagon Liaison to Congress
    Introduced by Don Corrigan

3:20 p.m. – "Winning the War Against Terrorism." Todd Rosenblum, senior adviser to Sen. Evan Bayh on foreign affairs and national security (introduced by Joe Krause)

4:15 p.m. – Student panel: "Terrorism in Our World Today." Elliott Dickinson (student chair). Participants: Emre Gunay, Kevin Mercer, Marko Nilsson, Rachel Santellano

5 p.m. – Workshop reports

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