Remembering the Holocaust: Holocaust Survivor Photo Exhibition, Dinner and Speaker

April is Holocaust Remembrance Month and the Virginia Holocaust Museum is partnering up with Longwood University’s Lancer Learning Community to offer an enriching opportunity for experiential learning about the Holocaust.
This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited and enrollment is required by March 17th.

  • 9:30am–11:20am Presentation by Dean Whitbeck, photographer.
    This event is open to all Longwood students, staff faculty and the community.
  • 11:30am–12:30pm Lunch with Dean Whitbeck Location: Uptown Cafe (Pay for your own meal).
    Open to 6–8 Individuals
  • 4:00pm–5:00pm The Holocaust: A Brief History.
    by Dr. Melissa Kravetz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of History
  • 5:00pm–5:30pm Dinner
  • 5:30pm–6:30pm Holocaust Speaker and Survivor, Dr. Roger Loria.
    This event is free and open to all Longwood students, staff, faculty and the community.

Honored Guest and Speaker, Dr. Roger Loria, Holocaust Survivor

Loria came to the U.S. in 1964 and earned his degree in medical sciences in 1972 from Boston University. In 1973, he joined the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) at Virginia Commonwealth University and spent his career instructing students and researching for immunological problems in response to his early experience as a child during the Holocaust.

His laboratory at MCV discovered several hormones which function in upregulation of host resistance against lethal viral and bacterial infections, as well as protection against lethal radiation injury and cancer.

Dean Whitbeck, Photographer

Mr. Dean Whitbeck will give a presentation and discussion on his exhibition titled, “The Holocaust Survivors Photo Project.” This photographic display includes large-scale portraits, and includes of the nearly 30 Richmond-area residents who survived the atrocities of the period.

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are limited and enrollment is required by March 17th.

CLICK HERE to register for this event.

To view all of LCVA’s Holocaust Remembrance events, CLICK HERE.

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts

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Farmville, VA 23901

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