Join the Columbia Alumni Association of Michigan for an exclusive docent-led evening tour of the Holocaust Memorial Center. Club members and their guests will gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust through the center’s highly acclaimed exhibits and enjoy a post-tour lecture by Dr. Guy Stern, ’50, ‘54GS.
Guy Stern is the only surviving member of a Jewish family from Hildesheim, Germany. He lived in St. Louis before joining the U.S. Army in 1942. He served with the renowned “Ritchie Boys” and was decorated with the Bronze Star for his efforts.
After receiving his Ph.D. at Columbia, Stern taught for 50 years at various U.S. universities—for the last 20 years at Wayne State University—and was awarded numerous academic prizes including an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University. He is also credited for co-creating the academic discipline called Exile Studies.
Stern is currently the Director of the Institute of the Righteous within the Holocaust Memorial Center and will discuss the work of the Institute in honoring those individuals who act in a moral and ethical manner—including those who worked at their own peril to save strangers who might otherwise have perished in the Holocaust.
Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided after the tour and lecture. Dress is business casual.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Alumni Association, whose Assistant Director for Domestic Alumni Relations Brianna Clementz will be in attendance.
Cost: The cost for this event is $10, payable to the club at the door. Those wishing to secure their spots in advance may mail a check to Louise Giles, P.O. Box 1198, Royal Oak, MI 48068. Checks should be made out to the Columbia University Club of Michigan.