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Holocaust Memorial Curator to be Harpur Forum Speaker

Steven Luckert, ’80, curator of the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s permanent exhibition, will discuss “The United State Holocaust Memorial Museum in the 21st Century: Our Next Assignment” at the Harpur Forum breakfast meeting on Wednesday, March 2, at the Binghamton Club in downtown Binghamton. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8 a.m.

Luckert, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Binghamton, curates the permanent exhibition, “The Holocaust,” which spans three floors of the museum and presents a narrative history using almost 7,000 artifacts, 70 video monitors and four theaters. The exhibit includes historic film footage and eyewitness testimonies.

In Binghamton to facilitate the grand opening of the exhibit “Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story,” which will be on display at Roberson Museum and Science Center through Sept. 25, Luckert has also served as curator on a number of special exhibitions at the Holocaust Museum, including “The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk” and “Life in the Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust.” Szyk was one of America’s leading political artists during World War II, when he produced hundreds of anti-Axis illustrations and cartoons in aid of the Allied war effort.

The Harpur Forum serves business, professional and community leaders by bringing nationally known authorities to speak at functions throughout the year. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of $10 for faculty and staff and $5 for students. Call Elena Backlund at 777-4390 for reservations.
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Last Updated: 10/14/08