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Two Campus Events Tie In With International Holocaust Remembrance Project

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City will host two on-campus events in conjunction with Lest We Forget, an international Holocaust remembrance project.

Lest We Forget is an art exhibit by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano, hosted by the National WWI Museum and Memorial and sponsored by Goethe Pop Up Kansas City as part of its “Wunderbar Together Year of Germany.” The event runs Sept. 20 to Oct. 6.

UMKC events include a showing of the documentary film “Big Sonia” on Sept. 23, and a conversation with Toscano on Oct. 4.

“Big Sonia” tells the story of Sonia Warshawski, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City. She is featured in the Lest We Forget project. Both Warshawski’s daughter, Regina Kort, and Toscano will be present at the screening to answer questions and discuss the similar themes shared by the two projects. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 in the Student Union Theatre, and is free and open to the public.

UMKC History Professor Andrew Bergerson will host the conversation with Toscano on a panel with Cristina Albu, UMKC associate professor of art and art history, and Sandra Enriquez, assistant professor of history. The conversation is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 4 in 101 Katz Hall. The event is free, but RSVPs are requested and available by email to hohensteinflackh@umkc.edu.

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