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Remembering Resistance: White Rose Exhibit Launches at Duquesne

The nationally acclaimed White Rose exhibit comes to the Pittsburgh region, beginning with an opening reception at Duquesne University.

The exhibit will be presented by Duquesne and its Students for Human Rights group, and Classrooms Without Borders, a non-profit educational organization in association with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and The Holocaust Center. 

At the opening, Dr. Mark Frisch (Duquesne University, Modern Languages and Literatures) and Dr. Michael Naragon (Winchester Thurston School) will speak on the historical background of the White Rose non-violent Nazi resistance group. A short documentary film, The Search for the White Rose, will be shown and light refreshments will be served.

The White Rose is a national traveling exhibit commemorating the heroism of a German student movement that urged nonviolent resistance to the Nazi government in 1942-43. In Pittsburgh, Classrooms Without Borders is also showcasing the artwork of Pittsburgh area students that expresses how the legacy and morality of resistance has inspired their lives.

When: Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.

The event is free but RSVPs are requested on the Events tab of www.classroomswithoutborders.org.

Where: Duquesne University Union, Africa Room, third floor

Information: For more information visit the Events tab on www.classroomswithoutborders.org or contact Isabel Ranner at isabel.ranner.cwb@gmail.com. Remembering Resistance: The White Rose Exhibit will also travel to regional venues in Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Ohio.

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