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The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies condemns the recent action of members and sympathizers of neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and white supremacists on the campus of Appalachian State University.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies condemns the recent action of members and sympathizers of neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and white ...

Complete Visual History Archive of the Shoah Foundation with 55,000 interviews with Holocaust Survivors Now Accessible at ASU and Center

ASU is the latest university and research institution to provide full access to the  USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.The Visual Histo...

The Center supports the Neubrandenburg trial against one of the few remaining Auschwitz perpetrators

The Center joined Beate Klarsfeld, Leah Rosh, Professor Dr. Andreas Nachama, the former head of the Jewish Community in Berlin, and many German and in...

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 Jewish Life

Opening Postponed (to Sept. 18)  --  From September 12 until October 3, the traveling exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany Today" will be on display on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union (Locust Street entrance near Cascades). It brings together a cacophony of voices from Jews in the Berlin Republic, ranging from Michael Blumenthal, the Founding Director of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, to Adriana Altaras, an actor and stage director, who was involved in interviewing survivors for the Shoah Foundation.

Klaus Becker

On September 25 at 4:30pm, Klaus Becker, the honorary consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for North Carolina, will discuss the German federal elections and the rise of the right-wing and anti-semitic party Alternative for Germany. Provost Dr. Darrell Kruger will also offer remarks on the current exhibit on Jews in Germany today. Afterwards, the Center will host a podium discussion featuring Julia Schmidt and Center director Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan on the rise of anti-semitism in Germany. Due to the rise in anti-Jewish hostilities, Schmidt who belonged to the Jewish community in Bonn, recently left Germany and immigrated to the United States. A reception follows both events which will take place at the Blue Ridge Ballroom 201 AB at Plemmons Student Union.

 

van rahden

On September 25, the Center welcomes Prof. Till van Rahden, the incumbent of the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies at the Université de Montréal, Canada, to ASU. Prof. van Rahden will give an evening lecture entitled “History in the House of the Hangman: How Postwar Germany Became a Key Site for the Study of Jewish History” at 7:00 pm at Plemmons Student Union (free and open to the public). His work on rebuilding democracy in West Germany after the Nazi dictatorship and genocide will also be at the center of the Center’s next lunch colloquium at 12:00 noon on September 25 (RSVP required). His visit takes place in conjunction with the "Jewish Life in Germany Today" exhibition at Plemmons Student Union.


Timothy Snyder

The Center’s second research colloquium of the fall term features internationally renowned Holocaust scholar and historian Timothy Snyder (Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University; permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria). It takes place in Belk Library and Information Commons on Friday, September 29, from 12:00 until 2:00 pm. Among Snyder’s many publications are six single-authored award-winning books, including the important works Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010); and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (2015). The colloquium will evolve around a discussion of pre-circulated excerpts from these works. To receive the texts and to register, please email holocaust@appstate.edu or call 828.262.2311. As all lunch-time colloquia, the event includes a free lunch. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the ASU Humanities Council. 


Prof. Dan Michman

On October 26, ASU and the Center are honored by the visit of Prof. Dan Michman, the head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, and the incumbent of its John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies. At ASU, he will give an evening talk entitled "Holocaust Research Since 1990: Contemporary Contexts and Their Impact on the Comprehension of the Event." It is the first time that a high-ranking Yad Vashem official is coming to the ASU campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Center will also organize a research colloquium with Prof. Michman. For more information, call 828.262.2311.

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