Welcome

Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding, and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and using these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of future genocides.  

 

 LAST FILM OF THE SPRING 2015 FILM SERIES!
April 26, 2015 2:00pm in the Greenbriar Cinema inside Plemmons Student Union

Out in the Dark
This 2012 drama is centered on the love affair between two men
on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer.

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE NEW DIRECTOR

 We are pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan has been appointed to the position as Leon Levine Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. Dr. Kaplan will assume his position in the summer. A graduate of Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen (Germany) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Kaplan is currently an Associate Professor of Modern European History at Davidson College where hehas actively engaged in teaching about the Holocaust. The author of The Language of Nazi Genocide: Linguistic Violence and the Struggle of Germans of Jewish Ancestry (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Dr. Kaplan is presently working on a second book with the working title of Entreaties for Survival: Trans-European Jewish Petitioning Practices During the Holocaust. Dr. Kaplan will bring boundless energy and vision to the Center

Please join us in welcoming Thomas to our community.


Don't forget! Rosen Summer Symposium 'Remembering the Holocaust' will begin on 11 July 2015 and run to 17 July 2015.