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Scenes from Worldfest 2005

UC’s Worldfest took place from April 29-May 8. Here are scenes from some of the events on campus.

Date: 5/10/2005 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: Peter Griga and Andrew Higley

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UC’s 2005 Worldfest celebration featured food, dance, art, laughter and tears.

Miriam M. Brysk

On the May 5 National Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, the Hillel Jewish Student Center was host to guest speaker Miriam M. Brysk. Brysk is a Holocaust survivor from the Lida Ghetto who remembers her experience by creating art pieces out of photographs of family members and others who suffered under Nazi rule. She said the art poured out of her after a 2002 trip to the ghettos of Europe, when she felt a “deep inner need to portray their suffering.” 

Display at Hillel Jewish Student Center

The resulting work was her exhibit, “In a Confined Space,” which featured the individual images of 35 people, many of them Brysk’s family, who suffered in the Holocaust. “The only way we can portray the Holocaust and remember the people there is to remember them one by one,” she said.

International Student Festival

As usual, the International Student Festival on May 5 was a popular attraction, featuring food, exhibits, traditional costumes and performances by students and community groups.

International Student Festival

Each year, more than 2,500 people from 100 different countries come to UC to study, teach, research, lecture and perform. This year, the International Student Services Office reports those countries stretch from A-Z: Albania to Zimbabwe.

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