• Holocaust survivors lighting the Candles of Remembrance
    An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance
  • Guests viewing museum display cases
    Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library
  • student shares artwork with Holocaust survivor
    Holocaust Art & Writing Contest
Holocaust Education

Educating, Remembering, Inspiring

» Holocaust Education at Chapman University

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rodgers Center's fall series of lectures and events will be presented online. For more information about accessing our upcoming events, please visit our virtual events page.

Barry and Phyllis Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education

The Rodgers Center sponsors a series of lectures and events that bring to Chapman distinguished scholars, innovative film makers, and inspiring survivors and rescuers of the Holocaust, as well as those who are voices for justice and human rights in our world today.

Holocaust History Minor

Students minoring in Holocaust history take courses with faculty in the History Department, including the holder of the Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and the founding director of the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Dr. Marilyn Harran.

Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library

The library's non-circulating collection includes photographs, documents, oral histories and books, including a first edition in Dutch of "The Diary of Anne Frank," as well as reference works to support research on the Holocaust in its historical context.

Holocaust Art & Writing Contest

The Holocaust Art & Writing Contest provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to engage with Holocaust survivor or rescuer testimony and respond creatively to a specific prompt. Students may participate in any of the following categories: art, film, poetry, or prose.

Commemoration of "Kristallnacht"

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and the Fish Interfaith Center present an annual commemoration of "Kristallnacht" in remembrance of the events that shattered a community on November 9-10, 1938.

Evening of Holocaust Remembrance

Our annual Evening of Holocaust Remembrance program is a community occasion of remembrance and reflection. Each year, along with guest speakers and musical tributes, Holocaust survivors and their families join us in lighting six candles in remembrance of the millions who perished.