Coronavirus Update - Contact Details for the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies remains dedicated to supporting the campus and public population. We are actively practicing social distancing, which means we remain open for business but we are limiting the number of visitors on campus. If you need to contact the Center, phone (828) 262-2311 or email hillms@appstate.edu.

For university-wide coronavirus information, see App State Coronavirus Information.

Recent Events

Center Lectures, Panels, and Conferences

Center Lectures, Panels, and Conferences

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Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation

Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation

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News

Center Programming Discussed in Campus News: The Appalachian on "Bread and Puppet provide performance, workshop to campus community"

Center Programming Discussed in Campus News: The Appalachian on "Bread and Puppet provide performance, workshop to campus community"...

Initiative for an Endowed Annual Rosemary Horowitz Memorial Lecture in Israel, Yiddish, Jewish and Holocaust Studies Launched

Initiative for an Endowed Annual Rosemary Horowitz Memorial Lecture in Israel, Yiddish, Jewish and Holocaust Studies Launched The ...

Center Launches New Course Exchange with Western Galilee College in Israel: Virtual Information Session for First WGC Class on Medicine, Nazism and the Holocaust in S'22 to Be Held on Aug. 31

Center Launches New Course Exchange with Western Galilee College in Israel: Virtual Information Session for First WGC Class on Medicine, Nazism and th...

In Memory of Dr. Rosemary Horowitz z’’l

In Memory of Dr. Rosemary Horowitz z’’lWith the greatest sorrow, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies announces the passing of its f...

Upcoming Events

On the Eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Prof. Emeritus William E. Seidelman (Jerusalem) on the German elites' role in the medical crimes of the Third Reich (Mon., Jan. 24)

seidelman_close-up.pngOn the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invite the public to an online presentation by and discussion with Prof. Emeritus William E. Seidelman on "The role of the academic and scientific elite in the medical crimes of the Third Reich." The program takes place on Monday, January 24, from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:00-19:15 IST). 

A retired family physician and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Seidelman resides in and speaks to us live from Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Seidelman's career encompasses almost forty years of investigating the role of the academic and scientific elite in the medical crimes of the Third Reich. A major focus of his work has been on the exploitation of the bodies and brains of victims of Nazi terror and the medical murder program known euphemistically as “euthanasia.” 

The event is co-organized by Western Galilee College’s Holocaust Studies Program Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. It is part of a new Spring 2022 international course offered by these two institutions to WGC and ASU students, who collaboratively explore the challenging topic of medicine during the Holocaust. 

The event is free and open to the public. For the access link and more information, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.


Campaigner for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide to speak on "Creating the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial" (Feb. 22)

hasan_nuhanovic_2.pngThe Department of History and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invite the public to an online lecture by Hasan Nuhanovic, a survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia, on "Creating the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial." The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 22, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. The registration link for the program will be posted shortly.

Hasan Nuhanovic spearheaded the creation of the Srebrenica–Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Bosnian Genocide. As a survivor and UN translator during the Bosnian Genocide, Hasan envisioned a hallowed space that included a cemetery, or the "sacral part" and a "memorial" or historical and archival parts. He will discuss the difficulties in creatingsuch a site, like determining what to include, what each component should represent, and how to maintain the integrity of the site in a primarily Serbian area. 

Co-organized by Appalachian State University's History Department and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, this program is co-sponsored by ASU's Department of Justice and Government Studies and the Peace and Genocide Education Club.

Like all Center events, this online program is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.


Campaigner for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide to speak on "Creating the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial" (Feb. 22)

picture_the_cemetery.pngThe Department of History and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invite the public to an online lecture by Hasan Nuhanovic, a survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia, on "Creating the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial." The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 22, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. The registration link for the program will be posted shortly.

Hasan Nuhanovic spearheaded the creation of the Srebrenica–Potočari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Bosnian Genocide. As a survivor and UN translator during the Bosnian Genocide, Hasan envisioned a hallowed space that included a cemetery, or the "sacral part" and a "memorial" or historical and archival parts. He will discuss the difficulties in creatingsuch a site, like determining what to include, what each component should represent, and how to maintain the integrity of the site in a primarily Serbian area. 

Co-organized by Appalachian State University's History Department and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, this program is co-sponsored by ASU's Department of Justice and Government Studies and the Peace and Genocide Education Club.

Like all Center events, this online program is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.

Center Partners with Southeast German Studies Consortium and Bar Ilan University to Bring Its Next International Workshop to ASU (March 24-25)

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In late March, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies will co-host the Fourteenth Southeast Studies Consortium Workshop on the ASU campus. After the pandemic forced us to first postpone and then move the previous workshop online, we will now convene the next meeting with German and Jewish studies scholars from across the region and abroad on our campus in March 2022 (pandemic conditions permitting). The 2022 workshop will focus on "The Haskalah and European Enlightenment Revisited" as well as on "Teaching German and German-Jewish Studies in the Twenty-First Century" and "Democracy: Past, Present, Future." The event also includes a cooperation with the Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia at Bar Ilan University in Israel. The programs are open to the public and free of charge. For more information, see here and contact the Center at holocaust@appstate.edu or 828.262.2311.

 

Renowned Israeli Historian Prof. Shmuel Feiner to Shed New Light on the Haskalah in In-Person Center Lecture (March 24)

feiner_1.pngThe Center welcomes the public to an in-person presentation by Prof. Shmuel Feiner (Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan) on "The Haskalah Project of Secularization: Challenging ‘The Religious Turn.’" The event will take place at the Reich College of Education, Lecture Hall 124 ABC, on Thursday, March 24, at 4:30 p.m. Prof. Feiner is one of the foremost authorities on the Jewish Enlightenment and among Israel's most distinguished historians. At Bar Ilan, he holds a professorship in Modern Jewish History as well as the prestigious Samuel Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia. 

Prof. Feiner's talk will also function as the keynote address of the 2022 Southeast Studies Consortium Workshop that explores, among others, "The Haskalah and European Enlightenment Revisited." The lecture is open to the public and free of charge. ASU's pandemic policies and mask requirements are in effect. For more information, see here and contact the Center at holocaust@appstate.edu or 828.262.2311.

 

Next International ASU Summer Symposium on Film and Photography During and After the Holocaust To Be Held as a Hybrid Program in July 2022: Registration to Open on January 10

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Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies will hold the 20th Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposiumfrom July 23-28, 2022. Our 20th Anniversary Symposium will focus on Film and Photography During and After the Holocaust. The language of instruction is English. The symposium will take place in the form of a hybrid event. Pandemic conditions permitting, we will hold in-person programs on the ASU campus. In addition, we will include ZOOM programs and also make it possible for teacher-participants to join virtually and remotely

The hybrid format will give us maximum flexibility to accommodate teacher-participants and the public. It will also enable us to connect to teachers, researchers and audiences in the High Country, US, Europe, Israel and elsewhere and Memorials and Centers abroad. Participating teachers will have the opportunity to learn from and converse with, among others, Prof Michael Berenbaum (American Jewish University), Prof. Ofer Ashkenazi (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff (University of Miami), Sheryl 
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This year's symposium will highlight the role of film and photography during and after the Holocaust and include specific sessions on "Nazi Propaganda and the Uses and Abuses of Film," "Photography and Nazi Propaganda," "The Nazi-Established Ghettos and Concentration Camps in Eastern Europe: Resistance and the Use of Photography in the Face of Extermination," "Indonesian Lullaby: Depicting Survival in the Netherlands in Film" and more.

For more information about the symposium, registration, and available scholarships, please click here or contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.