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St. Louis Community College-Meramec proudly presents the student-produced film “The Forgotten Genocide.”

February 10, 2010

On Saturday, February 27, at 7 p.m., the Meramec campus will proudly present the student-produced film “The Forgotten Genocide.” This film is an independent study/service learning project conducted by STLCC student Ann Morrison. With the help of many faculty and fellow students, Morrison examines the little-known suffering of Ethnic Germans behind the Iron Curtain after World War II from 1944-1948. During this period of history, millions were expelled from their ancestral homeland and herded into death camps for the purpose of extinction.

By examining relics of the era and conducting personal interviews with survivors who came to America (20 percent of whom settled in St. Louis), Morrison and other STLCC students are retelling the story of  this sad and “forgotten” period in human history.

Morrison began the Forgotten Genocide project in the spring of 2009 under the direction of Pam Garvey; assistant professor of English; it has now grown to include an International Conference Lecture Series hosted on the Meramec campus February 25-26, culminating with the public premier of Morrison’s film on Saturday evening, February 27, at 7 p.m. in the Meramec Theatre.

Admission is free to all lectures and the film. Seating in the Meramec Theatre and at the lectures is open. For further information or to request special seating accommodations, call 314.984.7893. The complete schedule runs as follows:

Thursday, February 25
Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Multimedia Display

Student Center 200-201
9 a.m.
Elizabeth Walter, Art Teacher, Author, Speaker: Barefoot in the Rubble
10 a.m. Joseph Simon, Librarian, Historian: Donauschwaben History
11 a.m. Eberhard Fuhr, M.B.A. University of Wisconsin, Historical Researcher: American Internment Facilities
Noon Tom Sunic, Ph.D.: The Fate of the Danube Germans in Yugoslavia in the Wake of WWII

Friday, February 26
Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Multimedia Display

Meramec Theatre
9 a.m.
Dr Andreas Wesserle, Ph.D., Professor of History and Political Science, College of Political Science, Universities of Munich and Wisconsin: History of the Ethnic Germans
10 a.m.
Dr. Rudolph Pueschel, Research Scientist NOAA at NASA, author of The Czechoslovakian Nation: In Regards to The Ethnic German Cleansing: Controversy surrounding Erika Steinbach
11 a.m.
Dr. Brian Landry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Air Command and Staff College: Psychological Aspects of Camp Survivors
Dr. Kearn Schemm, Lawyer, U.S. Diplomat, Human Rights Activist, Vice President German World Alliance: World Wide War Against the Germans
1 p.m.
Mr. Adam Martini, Survivor: Surviving a Death Camp
3 p.m.
Dr. Karen Karbiener, Ph.D., Professor, New York University, 2009-2010 Fulbright Fellow, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2009-2010 Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.: Psychological and Emotional Complexity of a Decendant
4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Speakers will present a variety of viewpoints regarding the lectures given throughout the conference.

Saturday, February 27

Meramec Theatre
7 p.m.
“The Forgotten Genocide”