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Holocaust Hero and Righteous Among the Nations


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Friday, April 13
“Son, I’d rather not talk about it…”: -Talk followed by Q & A
Chris Edmonds, Baptist Pastor
5:00 PM Benton Hall 102

Chris Edmonds, Baptist Pastor and son of the late Master Seargant Roddie Edmonds, shares his father’s personal, powerful, and moving story as a WWII prisoner of war who saved hundreds of Jewish soldiers during their internment in Germany. Roddie has been posthumously declared “Righteous among the Nations”, the honor bestowed upon non-Jewish persons who saved Jews during the Holocaust.

Honorary dinner and Shabbat celebration
6:30 PM Goggin Ice Arena, Lounge
Transportation will be provided to Goggin Ice Arena

The Genocide and Holocaust Education program is sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures and the Department of History Holocaust Education fund with support from Hillel Association of Jewish Students; Hillel Foundation at Miami University; Hillel International; the Holocaust and Humanities Center in Cincinnati; and in partnership with the Department of Anthropology; the Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies Program and the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies.


Benton Hall