William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration Event – Despite the Holocaust, Can We Believe in the Possibility of Progress?

Apr 27, 2022 7:00PM—9:00PM


LaPenta School of Business Rm 105, Iona College 715 North Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Cost Free

Event Contact Dr. Elena Procario-Foley | Email

The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center (HHREC) will co-sponsor a live, in-person event on April 27th at 7pm at the LaPenta School of Business at Iona College featuring Dan McMillan.

The title of the program is: “Despite the Holocaust, Can We Believe in the Possibility of Progress?”  That the world’s most literate society perpetrated the Holocaust challenges our faith in humanity’s capacity for moral progress. And today, a pandemic, climate change, and the dire state of our country’s politics can lead us into outright despair. Nonetheless, historian Dan McMillan argues that if we understand the many factors necessary to making the Holocaust possible, despite its inescapable horror we can retain some hope for the future of humankind.

Author of the acclaimed How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust (Basic Books, 2014), Dan McMillan leads Save Democracy in America, a non-partisan campaign to break the power of big money in politics, and restore government by the people. Learn more at savedemocracyinamerica.org

The event will also include a presentation of the HHREC 20th annual Susan J. Goldberg Memorial Teacher Award to Jennifer Laden, Social Studies Department Chair 6-12 of Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk.

For more information, contact Dr. Elena Procario-Foley at Eprocariofoley@iona.edu.