In The Moment ... September 19, 2019 Show 662 Hour 1

The Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota encourages South Dakotans to understand history and faith and peace through new collaborations and experiences. Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz joins us in the Kirby Family Studio today for a look at an upcoming event that welcomes Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss to Sioux Falls.


In The Moment ... April 30, 2019 Show 565 Hour 1

As children, they lived through "humanity's darkest hour." More than 70 years have passed since World War II and now FRONTLINE speaks with some of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust.

Director Arthur Cary looks into their haunting memories and how their experiences continue to impact their daily lives.

FRONTLINE airs at 9:00 p.m. Central, Tuesday night on SDPB-TV.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 1

Two survivors of the Holocaust visit Augustana University on Tuesday, October 23rd for an evening of perseverance, survival, and remembrance. The evening is a partnership between Augie and the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota and is sponsored by The Helmsley Charitable Trust and Sanford Health

Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz joined today’s In The Moment with a preview of the event.

In The Moment ... January 24, 2018 Show 262 Hour 1

The South Dakota World Affairs Council presents a Symposium on Global Mass Violence and Atrocities.

Dr. Evgeny Finkel is Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He's the event's keynote speaker. His new book is called "Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust."

In The Moment ... January 11, 2018 Show 254 Hour 2

SDPB's Chynna Lockett joins us with an update on the customized training at the Museum of Tolerance. Rapid City area leaders are in Los Angeles seeking insight that might transform race relations in Rapid City.

Dakota Midday: Holocaust Awareness Day

Jan 27, 2016
Augustana University

In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, author Patrick Hicks joined SDPB's Kealey Bultena to discuss his research and visits to the historical sites that served as Nazi death camps in Europe.  Hicks is the author of over 10 books including The Commandant of Lubizek.  He is Writer-in-Residence at Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

The University of Sioux Falls Theater Department presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly".  Director Joe Obermueller discusses the play and how he teaches its meaning to students. Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher is on campus for the opening to talk with students about her experiences in Terezin.

On January 27th, 1945, the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland was liberated by Soviet troops. Some 1.1 million people were killed there between 1940 and 1945. More people died at Auschwitz than at any other Nazi concentration camp. Soviet soldiers found about 7 thousand starving prisoners alive in the camp.

About 300 survivors returned to the site for ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary. Most were children at the time of the liberation, but are now elderly and this may be the last significant Auschwitz remembrance of their lifetimes.

Inge Auerbacher

Inge Auerbacher was born in a village in southwestern Germany in the area her family had lived since the early 1600s. Jews and Christians had lived together peacefully until the Kristallnacht attacks on Jewish people in November 1938. Four years later, Auerbacher and her parents were among those rounded up by the Nazis and sent to the Terezin, or Theresienstadt, concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Seven-year-old Inge arrived at the camp, clutching her doll, Marlene.

"The Commandant Of Lubizec"

Apr 21, 2014

After the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, they quickly began persecuting anyone who was Jewish. Millions were shoved into ghettos and forced to live under the swastika. Death camps were built and something called "Operation Reinhard" was set into motion. Its goal? To murder all the Jews of Poland. "The Commandant of Lubizec" is a harrowing account of a death camp that never actually existed but easily could have in the Nazi state. It is a sensitive, accurate retelling of a place that went about the business of genocide.

Holocaust Expert Speaks At USD

Nov 5, 2013

Dr. Geoffrey Megargee is the Senior Applied Research scholar in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  He’s the general editor of the multi-volume “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.”  Most people are unaware of the full extent of the Nazi camp and ghetto system.  Behind the well-known names, such as Auschwitz, Dachau, Treblinka and Warsaw, there was a vast universe of facilities, more than 42,000 of them, that formed the heart of the Nazi regime.