Remembering Through The Arts

**The Choral Concert on April 28 is cancelled!**

The Spring 2022 Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide foregrounds the arts as a mode of remembrance and preservation. This program presents the creative work of an artist, graphic novelist, a poet a playwright and a composer, who have each explored the personal and universal trauma of the Holocaust. Attendees will experience the emotional articulations of these artists who use storytelling and imagination to explore the experience, memory, and insight revealed in suffering. Presented as a series of visual and performing arts events, our intent is to make this conference accessible to both campus and community guests. Events are listed in chronological order and include a painting exhibition, world premiere theatre performance, poetry reading, choral concert, concluding with a keynote lecture by acclaimed graphic novelist Art Spiegelman.



Painted poetry, the artwork of sheba sharrow 

  • Exhibition dates: March 17 - May 6, 2022.
  • Reception: Thursday March 31 from 5:30 - 7 p.m

Richly layered with expressive marks, these paintings and works on paper are evocative and powerful. Sharrow explores the depth of human emotion, and challenges viewers to consider both the beauty and tragedy of life.  

Location: Eckert Art Gallery in the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center: 60 W. Cottage Ave. Millersville, PA 17551

Tickets: Not required 

Eckert Art Gallery

"her sister" original play by kendra phillips 

Millersville University Theatre and Millersville University’s Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide present the World Premiere Production of Her Sister by Kendra Phillips

  • Thursday, March 31st: 7pm
  • Friday, April 1st: 7pm 
  • Saturday, April 2nd: 7pm*
  • Sunday, April 3rd: 2pm 
  • Thursday, April 7th: 7pm 
  • Friday, April 8th: 7pm*
  • Saturday, April 9th 7pm

Everyone knows Anne Frank's story. But few know of Margot Frank: her sister. In this memory play, Margot travels through the last few years of her life, from her home in Amsterdam, to the hidden annex, to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. As everything in her world is stripped away, she struggles to hold onto herself.

Location: Rafters Theatre in Dutcher Hall, 30 Ganser Loop Millersville, PA 17551, *In-Person & Live Streaming

Tickets: Available at the University Box Office 

Millersville University Theatre

Poetry reading and conversation with irena klepfisz 

  • Tuesday, April 26th: 7pm 

Irena Klepfisz was born in the Warsaw ghetto, and is the daughter of Michal Klepfisz, the ghetto hero who died in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. She survived the war hiding in an orphanage and later in the Polish countryside with her mother. Her poetry explores complexities of the psychological impact of Holocaust survival, based on her own experience and the experiences of people around her. Beyond her perspective as a survivor, Klepfisz’s poetry and essays reflect her interests in feminism, LGBTQ issues, and socialism. She played a key role in the emergent Jewish lesbian movement starting in the 1970s. She has also been dedicated to the recovery and transmission of women’s writing in Yiddish, as an active scholar, translator, and teacher.

Location: Ford Atrium in McComsey Hall, 43 E. Frederick Street Millersville, PA 17551

Tickets: Not required 


THIS EVENT - CHoral Concert - is Cancelled!

arts from the holocaust: Gems of terezin, choral concert      

       THIS EVENT - CHoral Concert - is Cancelled!





p. alan and linda loss keynote lecture - an evening with art spiegelman 

  • Thursday, April 28th: 7pm 

The Spring 2022 Conference on the Holocaust & Genocide P. Alan and Linda Loss Keynote Lecture features Art Spiegelman, internationally renowned graphic novelist, cartoonist, editor, and comics advocate best known for his work Maus. Spiegelman will talk about Maus and his most recent book, MetaMaus which focuses on answering "Why Comics?".

Location: Clair Hall in the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center: 60 W. Cottage Ave. Millersville, PA 17551 

Tickets: Required 

All available tickets have been claimed for this event.  To be added to the wait list, please call the MU Ticket Office at 717-871-7600.  Business hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Additional tickets may be opened at a later date.  If you currently have tickets for this event and can no longer attend, please call the ticket office to release/modify your ticket reservation so other customers have the opportunity to attend. 



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