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Holocaust Memorial makes summer stop at Central


Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the “mentally and morally subnormal.” Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany’s “national regeneration” provided motivation for their research.–Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the “mentally and morally subnormal.” Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany’s “national regeneration” provided motivation for their research.–Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

There are many memorials dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. Read more

Alternative Break volunteers return from Auschwitz trip


Auschwitz

All this week, Central Michigan University will host events in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr.

One event Monday was a presentation by students who recently returned from an alternative breaks trip to Auschwitz. Read more

Central Michigan University students volunteering over winter break at historic concentration camp


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College students often look forward to winter break. Whether it’s sleeping in, eating too much or spending time with family and friends.

For 11 Central Michigan university students however, the holiday will be spent overseas volunteering at a historic concentration camp. Read more

Murry Sidlin on the power of music and art in the face of the Holocaust

Murry Sidlin, Founder of The Defiant Requiem Foundation

Murry Sidlin, Founder of The Defiant Requiem Foundation

Earlier this week, Murry Sidlin, founder and president of The Defiant Requiem Foundation, joined Rick Westover Wednesday for Music in the Morning. He spoke on the power of Verdi’s Requiem as an outlet of defiance for the prisoners held at Terezín during the Holocaust.
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