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Holocaust Remembrance Day: Personalizing History for First-Years

Students from history professor Wes Dick's Albion & the American Dream First-Year Seminar with Holocaust survivor Sylvia Rozines.
In 2005, the United Nations declared January 27 Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945 by the Soviet army. Here, Albion history professor Wes Dick recaps a November visit by his First-Year Seminar students to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

New Professor's First Book Reveals War History Through Missionary's Eyes

Joseph W. Ho

An almost forgotten family history reveals a grandfather's past as a noncombatant war hero in the first book published by Albion's newest history professor, who is just finishing his first semester on campus. Joseph W. Ho, with University of Michigan emeritus professor Charles Bright, is co-editor of War and Occupation in China: The Letters of an American Missionary from Hangzhou, 1937–1938.

Investigative Journalist Gives History's Coy James Memorial Lecture

Ben Greenberg, 2017 Coy James Memorial Lecture
Ben Greenberg, an investigative journalist who focuses on cold cases and unpunished violence during the Civil Rights Movement, spoke to a standing-room-only audience in Bobbitt Auditorium on September 13 about more recent history for the annual Coy James Memorial Lecture.

Sanctuary Campus: Albion College and World War II

George Kawano, '47 (left), and Fusajiro Aburano, '48
Seventy-five years ago—on February 19, 1942—President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, requiring all West Coast Japanese Americans to relocate to 10 internment camps spread across the United States interior. Eleven months later, Albion College welcomed George Kawano, '47 (far left), and Fusajiro Aburano, '48, to campus.

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