University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty and student research will be part of an International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
The event at 6 p.m., “Finding Matilda: Uncovering the Life & Death of a Jewish Lithuanian Poet,” is hosted by the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture.
The event will include a panel discussion of a 20-minute documentary film about little-known Lithuanian Holocaust victim Matilda Olkin. Dr. Harry Jol, UW-Eau Claire professor of geography, is part of the panel that includes a cartographer/map maker, writer, film director, student film maker, rabbi, historian and geographer/geophysicist who were involved in telling Olkin’s story. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.