Binghamton University to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

BINGHAMTON, NY – Acclaimed Holocaust educator and Binghamton University alumnus Steven Luckert ’80, PhD ’93, will offer a public talk on “Holocaust and Genocide Museums in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities” at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, at the Binghamton University Art Museum, Room 213 of the Fine Arts Building, on campus. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Luckert is returning to campus as part of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention’s (I-GMAP) practitioner-in-residence program. Senior program curator in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Luckert has served for 20 years as the head curator of the museum’s acclaimed permanent exhibition, “The Holocaust.” He has curated eight special exhibitions including “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda,” and has appeared in numerous media outlets including CNN, NBC Nightly News, PBS, The New York Times and the History Channel.

As an I-GMAP practitioner-in-residence, Luckert will visit classes and meet with students, faculty and staff to share his experiences and insight as a Holocaust educator and curator.

For more information, email Max Pensky, co-director of the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, at

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