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Apo Torosyan

Apo TorosyanIstanbul-born artist and filmmaker Apo Torosyan, the son of a Greek mother and Armenian father, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, B.F.A./M.F.A. in 1968, and emigrated to the U.S. in the same year. Since 1986, he has had many solo and group shows all over the U.S. and Europe, and his work has appeared in private and corporate collections in Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, Armenia, Canada, and the U.S. His art works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art at Tonneins, Bordeaux, France; the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Watertown, MA; Ararat-Eskijian Museum in Mission Hills, CA; Armenian Western Diocese in Burbank, CA; A.G.B.U. Manoogian Collection, Montreal, Canada; Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT; Flaten Art Museum in Northfield, MN and the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL. www.aramaifilms.com

Abe Peck

Abraham J. PeckAbraham J. Peck is the Director of the Academic Council for Post-Holocaust Christian, Jewish and Islamic Studies at the University of Southern Maine. He is also a member of the history department at the University and scholar-in-residence of the Judaica collection of the Sampson Center for Diversity.

Peck is the author or editor of fourteen scholarly volumes and more than 30 scholarly articles. His most recent books (co-edited with Michael Berenbaum) are entitled The Holocaust and History, published in 1998, and issued as a paperback edition in the spring of 2002 by the University of Indiana Press; Our Zero Hour: Germans and Jews after 1945: Family History, Holocaust and New Beginnings (published in German and co-authored with Gottfried Wagner, Fall 2006); and Maine’s Jewish Heritage (co-authored with Jean M. Peck, Arcadia Publishing, 2007).

He is a former advisor to Elie Wiesel, the first chair of the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum, and vice-chair of its committee on archives and library. He is also a former vice president of the International Association of Holocaust Organizations.

He is the son of two Holocaust survivors who survived the Lodz Poland ghetto and the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Stutthof, Buchenwald and Theresienstadt.

Peck has far too many major accomplishments and associations to mention herein. He is married to the former Jean Marcus, an author, editor, and native of Portland, Maine. They have two grown children, Abby and Joel, and make their home in Portland.

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