Holocaust expert visits campus this Friday

Monika Flaschka, visiting assistant professor at the College of Wooster, presents “International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Purpose and Politics of Memory” at noon Friday, Jan. 27, in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

Flaschka, who works in Wooster’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, has served as a Charles H. Revson Foundation

Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Her research has focused on sexual assaults during the Holocaust and the precipitating factors behind those assaults.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at 330-941-1604 or judaic@ysu.edu.

The presentation is in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi-era.

Monika Flaschka speaks at YSU at a lecture for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Monika Flaschka