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Holocaust Conference Set for Nov. 14

November 8, 2007 - Collin College will sponsor its first Holocaust Conference from 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

The free event is open to the public and is hosted by the Collin College Political Science Club and sponsored by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.

The event will take place in conference halls A and B and feature Holocaust survivors, authors, film screenings and professors who specialize in teaching about the historical event.

For more information, call 972.881.5800.

Conference Hall A:

  • 10 a.m. - Mike Jacobs, author and survivor: "Personal Experiences"
  • 11 a.m. - Elliot Dlin, Dallas Holocaust Museum director: "Comparative Genocides - Darfur"
  • Noon - Rosalie Schiff, author and Holocaust survivor: "Personal Experiences"
  • 1 p.m. - Diane Plotkin, UNT and Brookhaven professor: "Holocaust and Literature"
  • 2 p.m. - Films: Paper Clips/Camp Liberation
  • 4 p.m. - Dan Spigel, film maker: "Inspirations for making a Holocaust film"
  • 5 p.m. - Zsuzsanna Ozsyath, UTD Holocaust Studies professor: "Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust"
  • 6 p.m. - A Mierzejewski, UNT History professor: "Reichsbahn: Hitler's Use of Railroads"
  • 7 p.m. - Film: Sophie Scholl

Conference Hall B (all films):

  • 10 a.m. - Paper Clips (all ages)
  • 11:45 a.m. - Children of Chabbanes (all ages)
  • 1:30 p.m. - House of the Generals; filmed in Texas and is making its Dallas-area debut (all ages)
  • 4 p.m. - The Pianist (not recommended for children)
  • 7 p.m. - Schindler's List (no children allowed; graphic scenes of torture, murder and some nudity)

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