Lichtman-Behm Series: Speaking Across the Divide
The Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series kicks off 2021 with this special global virtual event. For the public launch of the Ohio Remembers program, storytellers Derek Niemann and Dr. Noemie Lopian from the United Kingdom will share a joint-talk titled, “Speaking Across the Divide,” in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This special presentation will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Dr. Lopian is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Derek Niemann is the grandson of an SS officer. They will share their family stories as a warning of the perils of extremism and to inspire greater understanding. Derek will focus on the ease with which an ordinary person can descend into the service of a genocidal regime while Noemie will speak to why and how the Holocaust is relevant today and must never be forgotten.