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Idaho State University to host second annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture ‘From a Name to a Number’ by Philip Mandel

Posted April 22, 2014

The Idaho State University Holocaust Memorial Lecture “From a Name to a Number” by Philip Mandel will be presented May 1 at 6 p.m. in the Idaho State University Student Union Ballroom.

The free, public lecture is being held to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to explore the ways in which they are remembered. The lecture is sponsored by the ISU Department of History, Women Studies Program and Cultural Events Committee

Mandel, the son of Austrian refugees who fled from the Nazis, embodies this theme. Mandel’s interest in the Holocaust moved him to become involved in documenting the life of one of its survivors and the topic of the lecture, Alter Wiener, whose autobiography is currently being produced as a feature-length documentary. Signed copies of Wiener’s book will be available.

This free public gathering will coincide with the National Days of Remembrance, coordinated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. “Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses” will be the theme for 2014.

For more information, contact event coordinators Justin Dolan Stover at or Tyffnee Stewart at