• Hodges University Naples Campus
  • 6th Annual Elliott Katz 2018 Lecture Series

    Location: Hodges University Naples Campus, Stock Building

    About this Event


    In partnership with the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning, Hodges University is presenting the 6th Annual Elliott Katz 2018 Lecture Series. A docent with the Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum in Naples, Florida, Elliott Katz will present a series of six lectures focusing on the Holocaust.

    Individuals must register to attend. Tickets are $12 per person for each lecture or $60 for the entire series. 

    The 2018 schedule is as follows:

    January 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    Thank You for the Bomb, Mr. Hitler
    This is the story of European scientists, persecuted and expelled by Nazi Germany, who became indispensable members of the "Manhattan Project," allowing America to build the atom bomb. Learn how the loss of these men and women to Germany's scientific community affected Nazi Germany's ambition to be the first to develop this "super weapon." You will also learn about America's most unusual spy, Major League Baseball's Moe Berg.

    January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m
    Perfume, Powder, Lotions and Beauty
    Learn about Coco Chanel, L'Oreal, Francois Coty and a French President, all Nazi collaborators and the lies they told to hide their past. Discover the previously hidden and suppressed stories of how some of France's most famous personages were in fact cooperating with the Nazis and in some cases became agents for Germany's Military Intelligence Division.

    February 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    The Auschwitz Volunteer and the Gasman
    The incredible story of two men, one a Polish soldier and the other a German SS Colonel, both inextricably connected to the Auschwitz death camp. Hear how both men tried to warn the world about the impending genocide and why no one would listen. You will learn the truth about when the world’s leaders learned about the" final solution" and what they did about it.

    February 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    The Ships Nobody Wanted
    You will receive a boarding ticket for one of three ships: The Cap Arcona, The Quanza or The Atlantic. You and your fellow passengers are fleeing incarceration, imprisonment and persecution. You are seeking a country for refuge. Meet your fellow passengers and personally experience a voyage you have never imagined you would take and learn your fate.

    March 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    Meet Your New Neighbor Mr. and Mrs. America, a Mass Murderer
    After World War II ended, the American government promoted and funded a secret program to bring as many European war criminals as possible to the United States. When this policy became known, a famous historian and author described America as "the world's largest employment agency for Nazi war criminals." You will learn this disturbing story.

    March 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    Righteous Among the Nations Redux: Maybe You Were Right, Anne
    The stories will be told of the real heroes. Those men, women and children, and sometimes whole villages, who risked everything to save people they never knew. These heroes did it solely because it was "the right thing to do." This lecture is always the concluding lecture in our series, given to honor Anne Frank, who until the very end believed in "her heart that most people were really good."

    Click here to register online. For more information, please contact the CLL at cll@hodges.edu or 239-598-6143, or April May at amay@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6153.

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