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Professor Harran to be keynote speaker at San Diego’s Day of Remembrance

April 28, 2011

Dr. Marilyn Harran

Professor Marilyn Harran, Ph.D., Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University will be the keynote speaker at San Diego’s official Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 1, at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center of San Diego County.

The commemoration, which has been held for more than three decades, always draws a crowd, last year filling the parking lot of the JCC with more than 700 community members; this year, attendance is expected to be greater than in years past.

The title of this year’s event is “Our Survivors: Their Lives and Legacies.” In an interview with the San Diego Jewish Journal, Professor Harran underscored the importance of honoring those survivors.

“The more I’ve gotten to know Holocaust survivors and appreciate what it takes for them to talk about these events in their lives,” Harran said, “I feel a sense of responsibility to keep their memory alive and reinterpret it by a new generation while we are still fortunate enough to have these survivors with us.”

Read the complete article in San Diego Jewish Journal.

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