At Oregon State University, they have observed Holocaust Memorial Week every year since 1987. The breadth and the duration of their effort is unmatched in the Pacific Northwest. This program grows from the belief that educational institutions can do much to combat prejudice of all kinds, and to foster respect for the diversity that is America, by promoting an awareness of the Holocaust, perhaps the most horrific historical indicator of the high cost of prejudice. It is particularly important to teach young people about the Holocaust, so that coming generations will not forget the lessons that a preceding one learned at such cost. This emphasis recalls the motto of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: “For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”
During the week of April 20-24, 2020 the School of History, Philosophy and Religion would have hosted the 34th Holocaust Memorial Week at OSU. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic the events could not go on as planned.
During their 34 years of programming, they have often been able to film their events and make them available to the public.
You can view any of the videos in their archive below.