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College to Host Opening of Holocaust & Genocide Collection Nov. 3

October 21, 2011

Atlantic Cape Community College will host an opening ceremony and reception for its Holocaust & Genocide Resource Collection at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. The event is free and open to the public.

Keynote speakers will include: Harry Furman, Esq., Holocaust educator; Dr. Murray Kohn, a Holocaust survivor and professor of Holocaust Studies at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; and Robert Holden, adjunct professor of history at Atlantic Cape.

The collection of books and teaching materials will support Atlantic Cape’s courses studying the Holocaust and be available to members of the community and local schools.

Atlantic Cape’s collection began with “seed money” Holden received as part of the Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award in 2009 for his years of teaching Holocaust studies and advancing the instruction of the Holocaust, genocide and prejudice reduction. Since then, the effort has become a collaboration the college’s library and academic support staff.

“I was determined to use a good portion of the award to do something of value in the field of Holocaust/Genocide Education,” Holden said.

The collection contains donations of more than 150 titles from Holden’s own collection, plus numerous donations from: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Queensborough Community College, The ADL, Facing History and Ourselves, and The Southern Poverty Law Center. An area in the Cape May County Campus library is set aside for this collection.

To RSVP to the opening, call Tristan Stoltzfus at (609) 343-4918.