Southeastern offers Holocaust lecture May 3
Contact: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Department of History and Political Sciences will host the annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) lecture Tuesday, May 3, at 1 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.
The event is free and open to the public.
Ms. Lori Guidry Dumas, a recent master’s graduate of Southeastern’s history program, will present an illustrated lecture entitled, “Commemoration and Preservation: Legacies from a Student Perspective.”
Dumas will discuss her travels across Poland, the Czech Republic, and Germany with the Holocaust Education Foundation and will examine the ways those areas commemorate and preserve the truths of the Holocaust.
“Walking the grounds once plagued by these horrors, visitors gain a unique understanding not only of the events as they happened, but also how the world remembers them,” Dumas said.