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February 2023

From “Chief” to Code Talker: Four Profiles of the Navajo Code Talkers with Laura Tohe

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College- Lake Havasu Campus- Building 200 Room 204, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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During WWII a group of young Navajo men enlisted in the Marines without knowing that they would be called on to develop a secret code against the Japanese military. This select group of Code Talkers devised a Navajo language code that was accurate, quick, never broken, and saved many American lives. This talk profiles four Code Talkers who reflect on their lives growing up on the Navajo Nation homeland before and after the war, including my father. They returned home…

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Women’s Resilience and Survival in the Holocaust with Björn Krondorfer

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mohave Community College – Lake Havasu Campus – Building 600, 1977 Acoma Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 United States
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This talk will trace the lives of two women Holocaust survivors who both grew up in traditional Jewish families in Bedzin, Poland and later became residents of Arizona: Jane Lipski (Tucson) and Doris Martin (Flagstaff). They managed to survive the Nazi onslaught as adolescent girls. While Jane was able to escape the ghetto and join the resistance movement in Slovakia, Doris was sent to Auschwitz and selected for labor at a women’s camp near the Gross-Rosen concentration camp. While Doris…

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