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UDM hosts Holocaust multimedia experience

October 28, 2015

University of Detroit Mercy has teamed with the Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) to present a free interactive event designed to deepen the understanding and impact of MOT’s presentation of “The Passenger.”

“A Multimedia Exchange of Holocaust Themes and Realities” includes an interview with Holocaust survivor Bernard Offen by Rabbi Joseph Krakoff. In addition, UDM associate professor of political science Robert Berg will relate family stories of the Holocaust and associate professor of religious studies Jennifer Rike will discuss religion and violence.

In addition, there will be a discussion of the The Passenger using clips of previous productions. The opera, by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, is set on an ocean liner on its way to Brazil in the early 1960s, and its plot has roots that stretch back to the Holocaust.

“A Multimedia Exchange of Holocaust Themes and Realities” begins on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Commerce and Finance Building St. Ignatius Chapel on UDM’s McNichols Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Passenger runs at the Detroit Opera House from Nov. 14-22.


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