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APSU works with local museum to focus public attention on Holocaust

Two Austin Peay State University faculty are providing insight into the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a lecture series about the exhibit, Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators, at the Customs House Museum through Dec. 31.

Dr. Dewey Browder, history professor and chair of the history and philosophy department, has presented two gallery lectures since the exhibits opening in October.
Two Austin Peay State University faculty are providing insight into the horrors of the Holocaust as part of a lecture series about the exhibit, “Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators,” at the Customs House Museum through Dec. 31.

Dr. Dewey Browder, history professor and chair of the history and philosophy department, has presented two gallery lectures since the exhibit's opening in October.

A renowned expert on the Holocaust, Browder teaches an annual Study-Abroad Program on the Holocaust, with visits to several Holocaust sites in France, Germany and Austria.

At 7 p.m., today, Dr. Allene Phy-Olsen, APSU professor of English, will discuss the literature of the Holocaust.

At 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, Browder will serve as moderator of a panel composed of Ruth Tanner, executive director of the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, along with several Holocaust survivors and liberators.

Felicia Anchor, a survivor and refugee, will participate on the panel, along with Fred Westfield, Frances Cutler and Judy Saks.

Westfield will talk about growing up as a child in Germany, leaving on a Kindertransport to England and relocating to Nashvilleall by age 14.

An orphan in France who was sheltered by the Resistance, Cutler will discuss the issues of separation and loss experienced by all Holocaust survivors.

Saks will discuss how the organized Jewish community commemorates the Holocaust and helps heighten public awareness of the Holocaust.

For more information, telephone Browder at (931) 221-7924 or the Customs House Museum at (931) 221-648-5780. — Dennie Burke