Holocaust lectures set at Sonoma State

The 30th annual Holocaust and Genocide Lecture Series at Sonoma State University is under way, and with Yom HaShoah coming up on April 8, there will be four straight weeks of Holocaust-oriented lectures.

On April 2, “Becoming Evil” will be delivered by James Waller, the Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

On April 9, “The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning” will be presented by James Young, professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

On April 16, “Lessons Learned from a Holocaust Childhood” will be delivered by Hans Angress, an 84-year-old Cotati resident who attended school with Anne Frank in Holland.

On April 23, journalist and historian E. Thomas Wood will give a lecture titled “Remembering Jan Karski: A Holocaust Hero.”

The series is run by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, a nonprofit academic institution housed in the sociology department at Sonoma State.

Lectures run through May 7 and are held at 4 p.m. in Ives Hall at Sonoma State, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. A daily $5 parking permit is required. For more information, visit www.sonoma.edu/holocaust or call (707) 664-4076.