Holocaust Memorial Programming

2023 Holocaust Memorial Week

Monday, March 6

  • 11:15 AM (Location: J-103) - Dr. Mark Herman - Nazi Propaganda
  • 1:30 PM (Location: AA-177) - Richard Stein- Child of Survivors
  • 3:00 PM (Location: ZOOM / AA-177) - Legal Studies & Debate Club- Presentation on the Hitler Youth (Note: Watch Party in AA-177)
  • 5:00 PM (Location: J-103) - Jojo Rabbit Viewing
  • 7:00-8:00 PM

    • (Location: J-103/ZOOM) - Christine Leunens Book and Film Discussion
    • (Location: J-117/118) - Guillaume Leunen Art Display all week

Tuesday, March 7

  • 1:30 PM (Session Recording) - Music of the Holocaust Performed by Professors Rachel Cox & Mary Seal
  • 3:00 PM (Location: ZOOM) - Dr. Baltodano- "The Guatemalan Genocide and the Legacy of Silence"
  • 4:30 PM (Location: ZOOM) - Book Club
  • 6:00 PM (Session Recording) - Meet the Uyghurs, Presented by Dr. Sandi Towers and the Legal Studies and Debate Club (Note: Watch Party in U-102)

Wednesday, March 8

  • 11:00 AM (Location: U-102) - Frank Kohn- Family Story
  • 1:30 PM (Location: U-102) - Sara Gottwalles- "A Call to Hatred: The Inspiration behind Nazi Ideology"
  • 2:30 PM (Location: U-102) - Sol Awend- Child of Survivors
  • 6:00 PM (Location: U-102/ZOOM [Recording Available Soon]) - Dr. Stuart Mest- "The Holocaust, A Medically Driven Genocide"

Thursday, March 9

  • 11:15 AM (Location: ZOOM [Recording Available Soon]) - Cody Rademacher- Live Museum Tour: "Objects and Indoctrination: What artifacts tell us about Nazi Propaganda."
  • 1:30 PM (Location: ZOOM) - Dr. Lauren Madak- Control over Motherhood: Pronatalist and Antinatalist Policies in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
  • 3:00 PM (Location: AA-177/ZOOM) - Steen Metz - Holocaust Survivor (Note: Watch party in AA-177)
  • 6:00 PM (Location: AA-177/ZOOM [Recording Available Soon]) - Dr. Paul Bartrop- The Place of Nazi Propaganda during the Third Reich


The mission of the Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week at Florida SouthWestern State College is to educate students and the community about the Holocaust, to honor its victims and survivors, to cultivate tolerance, and to promote awareness of modern-day genocide in support of the world's promise of "Never Again."

About the Holocaust

The Holocaust, also called the Shoah, was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews between 1933 and 1945 by the Nazi regime in Germany. The Nazis also systematically persecuted and murdered approximately five million Roma (Gypsies), people of Slavic descent, religious and political dissidents, homosexual Germans, and Germans with mental and physical disabilities.

To learn more about the Holocaust, read Introduction to the Holocaust, provided by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Field of Flags

What is the purpose for the field of flags each year to begin the Dr. Talbot Spivak Holocaust Memorial Week?

It is estimated that 11 Million people (6,000,000 Jewish victims; 5,000,000 non-Jewish victims) were systematically persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime. Every year to begin Holocaust Memorial Week students of FSW place out 1,100 flags on the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus in front of the Madeleine R. Taeni Student Services Hall. Each flag represents 10,000 Holocaust victims, this is to give a small scale view of the enormous amount of victims who suffered and perished.