Yom HaShoah Commemorations at ASU Begin with Play by Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor

Roger GrunwaldThe commemorations will begin with play by a second-generation Holocaust survivor and an educational program on Germans of Jewish ancestry in the Holocaust.

This program will start Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 pm at Plemmons Student Union (Blue Ridge Ballroom, Room 201 AB).
It is free of charge and open to the public. No tickets are required.

The program will evolve around the Mitzvah Project, a one-person play performed by Roger Grunwald, an acclaimed actor and child of survivor who co-wrote the piece with Broadway veteran and director Annie McGreevey. The play tells the tragic story of Christoph Rosenberg, a German half-Jew who became a decorated officer in Hitler’s army. The 30-minute play is followed by a panel discussion with the artist and two Holocaust historians, Professor Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and Professor John Cox (UNCC). The play and panel is followed by a question-and-answer period.





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The 2016 Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium to take place on ASU campus in July

15th annual martin and doris rosen summer symposium

From 23 July to 28 July 2016, we will be holding our 15th annual symposium for educators, students, and community members. 


Visit the “Symposium” tab above to see the brochure and tentative program.








Fall 2015 Speaker Series Videos  

fall 2015 speaker series videos

susan cernyak

Cernyak-Spatz, who is a Professor Emerita of German Literature at UNC Charlotte, was born in Vienna and in 1929, moved with her family to Berlin, where they witnessed Hitler’s rise to power. They fled to Prague in March 1938. Her father managed to escape to Belgium shortly before the German invasion of Poland, but the Nazis arrested and eventually deported Cernyak-Spatz and her mother.

alon confino

Professor Confino grew up in Jerusalem and attended Tel Aviv University. Having completed his undergraduate studies in Israel, he moved to the U.S., where he entered the graduate program in history at the University of California at Berkeley, earning a Ph.D. Alon Confino currently holds full professorships at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

mugabo yves

Mugabo Yves speaks about these mass murders in Rwanda from the perspective of a child survivor. In April 1994, he was seven years old. His Tutsi family lived in the capital Kigali that became one of the key sites of the killings. His mother and many close relatives perished. Yves survived with the help of moderate Hutus.



 Susan Cernyak-Spatz's Book is now available in the Center's Office.

Pick up your copy today!


Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Rosen Summer Symposium 'Remembering the Holocaust' this past 11 July to 17 July 2015.