Meet Holocaust survivor Mark Strauss, author of "Crumbs," writing under the pen name of Marek Mann, as he tells his story of survival and triumph in novel form. The story is of Marek Mann, an elderly Jewish artist, and Maria Martell, a young historian of German descent. United by their interest in history, Marek and Maria constitute a force of good amidst the cauldron of hatred. They discover both their families have members that were part of the murderous scourge that enveloped Europe during the war. But in the end, they begin to realize humans have a huge capacity to love and hatred is the evil that prevents love from shinning through.
Mark Strauss is also the author of "Four Plus Five" and a well known oil painter. He will be signing copies of his prints that tell the story of the Holocaust and the struggles to survive. Museum Shop, First Floor, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Nuremberg Trials: What Is Justice? Trace the actions of the international community following World War II to prosecute those individuals and institutions responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Wexner Center, Second Floor
The Holocaust was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
During the Holocaust, German authorities targeted other groups because of their perceived “racial inferiority”: Roma (Gypsies), the disabled, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others). They also persecuted other groups—Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and homosexuals—on political, ideological, and behavioral grounds.
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