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Honoring Genocide Awareness Month in April.


Gabriel Bol Deng w titleMoving Mountains through the Power of HOPE and Resilience

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 12pm-1pm (PT) | With Gabriel Bol Deng 

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Gabriel Bol Deng has overcome unbelievable obstacles in life. He was 10 years old when North Sudanese Murahileen militiamen led a violent attack on his village of Ariang in South Sudan in 1987. He fled into a forest, not knowing the fate of his parents or siblings.

After his escape, Gabriel embarked on a perilous four-month long journey, crossing the Nile River and miles of desert; surviving disease and devastating hunger to reach the Dimma Refugee Camp in Ethiopia. In 1988, he had a life-changing dream in which he was reminded of his parents’ charge to him as a young boy: that he could move mountains with the power of hope. This mantra continues to guide Gabriel. In 2001, Gabriel came to the United States as part of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Gabriel is one of the Sudanese orphans known as The Lost Boys of Sudan.

Gabriel is the founder of the HOPE for Ariang Foundation which provides inclusive access to quality education in South Sudan. Over the past 15 years, Gabriel has traveled the world, sharing his life story and mission. Gabriel is a dynamic motivational speaker who inspires audiences with his examples of resilience, hard work, and giving back to others.


Warnock Barbara Curating Forgotten Victims 2Curating Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | 12pm-1pm (PT) | With Dr. Barbara Warnock, Senior Curator and Head of Education, The Wiener Holocaust Library, London

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The genocide carried out against the Roma and Sinti communities of Europe by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Second World War – the persecution and murder of as many as 500,000 people – has been referred to as ‘the forgotten Holocaust’ by Professor Eve Rosenhaft. After the war, survivors and relatives of victims struggled to get recognition and compensation for the persecution and losses they had suffered. In Britain and Europe today, prejudice and discrimination against Roma and Sinti is still common.

In this talk, Dr. Barbara Warnock will explore the process of curating The Wiener Holocaust Library’s exhibition on the genocide against the Roma and Sinti, staged 2019-2020. She will discuss the genesis of the project, its development, and some of the issues encountered, as well as showing some of the archival documents used in the exhibition and outlining its structure and themes.  

Dr. Barbara Warnock is Senior Curator and Head of Education at The Wiener Holocaust Library in London, where she has curated the exhibitions Jewish Resistance to the Holocaust, Berlin-London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon, and Forgotten Victims: The Nazi Genocide of the Roma and Sinti, amongst others. She is the author (with John March) of Berlin-London: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon (2019), a Spectator Book of the Year, and a number of articles on refugee history and the Nazi persecution of Roma. She obtained her Doctorate in Austrian history from Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2016. She was for many years a history teacher and examiner.


Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in these programs are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Holocaust Center for Humanity and its employees.    

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