Holocaust Remembrance Program


Police During the Nazi Era: Why Is It Relevant to Study this today?, on October 16, 2018 beginning at 2 pm. This program will include Holocaust scholars Dr. Peter Black and Dr. Martin Dean, and Holocaust survivors Moshe Baran and Harry Schneider.
For a preview of the content regarding this program, please watch this briefYouTube video: https://youtu.be/a2fobSC766M 
Location: IUP campus, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Auditorium, 664 Pratt Drive, Indiana, PA 15705.  
Free and open to everyone.
Schedule of events:
2:00-3:30 p.m. – Policing in the Weimar Republic and the Nazi era, Dr. Peter Black
Dr. Black will discuss policing during the Weimar Republic and Nazi period. He will discuss Germany between the years 1918 and 1938, with a brief look ahead to the war years 1939-1942 for German police officials, involving awareness of policing within an emergency wartime context. Dr. Black will also discuss his work as a historian with the Department of Justice.
3:45-4:45 p.m. – The Investigation of Nazi War Crimes Conducted by Scotland Yard, Dr. Martin C. Dean
Dr. Dean will discuss his work for the Scotland Yard and Australian Special Investigations, which led to five Nazi collaborators appearing in court in the 1990s. As a historian he conducted research in KGB and other archives to document hands-on participation in the Holocaust. He worked closely with detectives and lawyers to uncover evidence that would stand up in court 50 years after events.  
5:00-6:00 p.m. – Two Holocaust Survivors Recount Their Stories of Survival, Moshe Baran and Harry Schneider
Attendance vouchers will be available. Please encourage your students to attend. I hope you can join us for this important training!
Shannon Phillips-Shyrock, Holocaust Remembrance Events Organizing Committee Chair
Committee Members:

Dennis Marsili, IUP Criminal Justice Training Center Director

Pearl Berman, IUP Psychology Department Chair

Joe Shyrock, IUP IT Services Senior Systems Analyst

Harry Schneider, Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau of Pittsburgh Chair/Holocaust Survivor
For more information on the presenters, please read the bios below:
Moshe Baran – Holocaust survivor, Moshe Baran, will tell about his experiences during his 20’s escaping from a forced labor camp into the Belorussian forest, to join a partisan fighting unit. He will show his documentary film, A Look into the Eyes of Resistance. His inspirational story of survival and resistance focuses on how people can create a more peaceful world.
Harry Schneider – A child Holocaust survivor who hid in the forests of Poland and Russia, Harry Schneider, will discuss his experiences during the Holocaust related to this topic. He will show his documentary film, On the Run: One Man’s Struggle for Survival. Harry is the chair of the Holocaust Survivors Speakers Bureau in Pittsburgh. He is passionate about sharing his story so people never forget, and to encourage them to do something to make the world a better place. 
Martin Dean, born in London in 1962, received a Ph.D. in European History from Queens’ College, Cambridge. He worked as a researcher for the Special Investigations Unit in Sydney, Australia, and Senior Historian for the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit in London. As an Applied Research Scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in D.C., he was a Volume Editor for The Encyclopaedia of Camps and Ghettos. His publications include Collaboration in the Holocaust (2000) and Robbing the Jews (2008), which won a National Jewish Book Award in 2009. He is based in Washington D.C. and currently works as a Historical Consultant for Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center and a film documentary advisor.
Peter Black was the Senior Historian and Director of the Division of the Senior Historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) from 1997 until his retirement from federal service on January 2, 2016. During his tenure as Senior Historian at the USHMM, he was involved in developing training materials and presenting training sessions for law enforcement agencies and agencies of Federal civil service. From 1978 until 1997, he served as a staff historian and (after 1986) as Chief Historian for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI), Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. The OSI was charged with the investigation of and, if appropriate, litigation against alleged Nazi offenders living in the United States.  He is now active as an unaffiliated historian/consultant. Educated at the University of Wisconsin (BA: 1972) and Columbia University (Ph.D. in 1981), Dr. Black, has held various teaching positions at George Mason University, Catholic University, American University, and Columbia University. He is the author of, Ernst Kaltenbrunner:  Ideological Soldier of the Third Reich (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as many articles.

IUP’s 32nd Annual Law School Fair

IUP’s 32nd Annual Law School Fair
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sutton Hall, Blue Room

Admissions officials from several law schools are coming to IUP to talk to students about their programs, and to answer student questions about law school.  If you’re even casually considering law school, you should take this opportunity to find out about the kinds of programs that are available, and to find out what law schools are looking for in applicants.
Law schools attending:
  • Widener University Delaware Law School (Wilmington, DE)
  • Seton Hall Law School (Newark, NJ)
  • Villanova Law (Villanova, PA)
  • Saint Louis University School of Law (St. Louis, MO)
  • St. Thomas Law (Miami Gardens, FL)
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (North Haven, CT)
  • Duquesne University School of Law (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Penn State Law (State College, PA)
  • Ohio Northern University School of Law (Ada, OH)
  • Capital University Law School (Columbus, OH)

Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop

Aside from your LSAT score and grades, your personal statement is the most important part of your law school application.  Nearly all law schools require that students submit a two-page personal statement along with their law school application.  Admissions officials *do* read personal statements – and they matter … a lot.  The personal statement is your one chance to set yourself apart from the hundreds (or thousands) of other applications being reviewed by an admissions committee.
Don’t know what to write or how to get started?  Then sign up for the:
Writing a Law School Personal Statement Workshop
Saturday, November 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Taught by Gwen Torges of the Political Science Department.
In this workshop, you will learn:
  • the purpose of a personal statement
  • what admissions officials are looking for in a personal statement
  • what types of information you should – and shouldn’t – include
  • how to decide what to write about
  • how to banish writer’s block and get started writing!
Besides learning about the components of a personal statement and tips for writing one of your own, you will read and evaluate sample personal statements.  The workshop also includes a brainstorming session and other exercises to help you come up with and develop a theme for your personal statement.
The workshop is FREE but you need to register by sending an email to torges@iup.edu by Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Getting into Law School Workshop

How do I apply to law school?   When should I start applying?  What all do I need to apply to law school?  How many law schools should I apply to?  Which law schools should I apply to?  How much is all this going to cost?  

If these questions sound familiar, then this workshop’s for you.

Getting into Law School Workshop 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
taught by Prof. Gwen Torges of the Political Science Department 

You will learn:
  • about the application process and the important deadlines
  • what law school admissions officials are looking for
  • strategies for getting the best possible letters of recommendation
  • how to set yourself and your application apart from the crowd!
The workshop is FREE but you must register by Thursday, October 25.  After you register, you will be sent information about location and about a packet that you need to purchase. 
Send an email to torges@iup.edu.  Deadline to register is Thursday, October 25, 2018.