never a bystander (2014)

A short documentary film featuring Irene, who shows viewers how empowered choices—forgiveness included—enable lives of joy, purpose, and compassion.


Refusing to be enemies (Trailer,2007)

Irene and eleven other women, half of them Palestinian and half of them Jewish, who live in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan, have been meeting every other week since the summer of 2002 to dialogue about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


Voice/vision holocaust survivor oral history archive (1986)

Video, audio, and transcripts from Irene as part of a free curriculum for teachers looking for resources to teach the Holocaust.


AUthor Jan Jarboe Russell and Irene discuss Russell's book, the train to crystal city (2015)

Author Jan Jarboe Russell and Irene paid a visit to the Ann Arbor District Library to discuss Russell’s book, which features a chapter about Irene.

"The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" is the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families, many of whom were US citizens, were incarcerated, with approval from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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20th annual devries-vanderkooy lecture (2015)

Dr. Irene Butter delivers the 20th Annual DeVries-Vanderkooy Lecture, titled "Building Cross-Cultural Bridges", at the University of on October 22, 2015.


Summer workshop series (2015)

“We can learn from it and we can prevent this from happening again.” – Irene Butter

Dr. Irene Butter spoke about genocides at the University of Michigan Flint for its summer workshop.