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Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference 4/13 Preview

Stella Schafer

The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference (GLHRC) was founded in 1981. The goals of the GLHRC are to continue awareness of the Nazis’ War against the Jews from 1933-1945, to honor the victims and survivors of that Holocaust, and to promote individual and community responsibility for combating the forces of ignorance, hatred, and prejudice today. The conference includes art, musical programs, films, teacher workshops, as well as lectures by well-known scholars/authorities on the Holocaust. This year's keynote speaker is author Daniel Mendelsohn.

Stella Schafer teaches drama at McCutcheon High School and is participating again this year, directing the play “937.” She spoke with WBAA’s John Clare about the production.

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Students rehearse for the play "937" at McCutcheon High School.

This is the 35th annual Conference. Speakers are featured Sunday April 10th at 1pm in Fowler Hall in Purdue’s Stewart Center, and a reception for Holocaust survivors, family members, and conference attendees from the Purdue and Lafayette communities, and an exhibit of artifacts from WWII and the Holocaust which local survivors have loaned to Purdue Libraries Special Collections and Archives for the occasion. There are events Sunday through Wednesday. More about the GLHRC is here.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.