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Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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"Ravensbrück: We Who Lived There" Traveling Exhibition

As a follow-up to the University Archives and Special Collections’ 2020 exhibition, “To Life: The Liberation of Ravensbrück” we invite the community to experience the traveling exhibit "Ravensbrück – We Who Lived There." The exhibition is viewable on the first floor of the Bradshaw Library between now and May 2022.

Ravensbrück was a concentration camp for women located about 90 km north of Berlin. It opened in 1939 imprisoning 130,000 women and children from more than 30 different countries. In April of 1945, more than 21,000 survivors were rescued during the Red Cross’ White Bus Rescue Action and brought to Sweden.
The exhibit is the result of a joint student and teacher project at Katedralskolan in Lund, Sweden 2018–2019. Students from the Advanced History Program and the IB Program share the stories of the women and children imprisoned at Ravensbrück. The exhibit is brought to you by FGCU’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research and the University Archives and Special Collections. It was brought to the US by Better Futures Foundation, a Sarasota-based 501(c)3 non-profit.

 

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Oslo & the Rescue of Norwegian Jewish Children

Hosted by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research.

Join Holocaust scholar, Paul R. Bartrop, Ph.D., as he examines the activities of the Oslo Jewish Children's Home during the German Occupation of Norway. The lecture will celebrate a group of dedicated women who devoted themselves to the children and facilitated their rescue across the border into Sweden. Dr. Bartrop is Professor Emeritus of History at Florida Gulf Coast University.The event was hosted via Zoom. 

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Dr. Minh Nguyen presents "When Your Daught is Told 'Your Face Is Not American'"

Hosted in partnership by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research and Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida.

In this presentation, Dr. Nguyen will discuss how race and the fragility of American identity continue to affect Asian Americans. In addition to drawing from his own experience as a refugee from communist Vietnam and as a father of two Asian American daughters, Dr. Nguyen will invite the audience to think about the identities they hold and how we can be in community and solidarity with one another, to support each other through this difficult time, and to work toward a better, more just society.
The event was hosted via Zoom in partnership with the FGCU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research and Chavurat Shalom of Southwest Florida.

 

Community Partner's Events

  • Chavurat  Shalom of Southwest Florida | A discussion with John Voorhees | April 14th, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

  • Chavurat  Shalom of Southwest Florida | Rabbi Myra Soifer "The Passover Seder: The Basics and the Subversive" | April 21st, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

  • Chavurat  Shalom of Southwest Florida | A discussion with Erez Luke Cohen | April 28th, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

  • Viewing of documentary "Shared Legacies" | April 28th, 2022 | 6:00 PM