Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference 4/13 Preview

Apr 8, 2016

Students at McCutcheon High School rehearse for "937."
Credit Stella Schafer

The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference (GLHRC) was founded in 1981. The goals of the GLHRC are to continue awareness of the Nazis’ War against the Jews from 1933-1945, to honor the victims and survivors of that Holocaust, and to promote individual and community responsibility for combating the forces of ignorance, hatred, and prejudice today. The conference includes art, musical programs, films, teacher workshops, as well as lectures by well-known scholars/authorities on the Holocaust. This year's keynote speaker is author Daniel Mendelsohn.

Stella Schafer teaches drama at McCutcheon High School and is participating again this year, directing the play “937.” She spoke with WBAA’s John Clare about the production.

Students rehearse for the play "937" at McCutcheon High School.
Credit Stella Schafer

This is the 35th annual Conference. Speakers are featured Sunday April 10th at 1pm in Fowler Hall in Purdue’s Stewart Center, and a reception for Holocaust survivors, family members, and conference attendees from the Purdue and Lafayette communities, and an exhibit of artifacts from WWII and the Holocaust which local survivors have loaned to Purdue Libraries Special Collections and Archives for the occasion. There are events Sunday through Wednesday. More about the GLHRC is here.