Center to Host Prof. Havi Dreifuss, Director of Yad Vashem's Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland, for talk on the End of the Warsaw Ghetto (March 1)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies proudly invites the public to an online lecture by Professor Havi Dreifuss (Tel Aviv University / Yad Vashem) live from Israel. Prof. Dreifuss' talk will center on the “Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)" and take place on Mon., March 1, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST.

A professor of Jewish history and the Head of the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Dreifuss also serves as the Director of the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Israel. Her path-breaking research deals with various aspects of everyday life during the Holocaust, including the relationship between Jews and Poles, religious life in light of the Holocaust, and Jewish existence in the face of extermination. Dr. Dreifuss' "We Polish Jews"? The Relations between Jews and Poles during the Holocaust – The Jewish Perspective (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2009) made a critically important contribution to the ongoing public and scholarly debates over the Shoah in German-occupied Poland. Her latest book, on which the talk will be based, The Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943), just won the Shazar Prize for the Study of Jewish History.    

Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the program is co-sponsored by ASU Departments of History, Religion and Philosophy as well as the local chapters of AEPi and Hillel.

 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 To attend, please register here.


Center for Research on Antisemitism Director Prof. Dr. S. Schüler-Springorum (TU Berlin, Germany) to Give Keynote Lecture at German Studies Conference Hosted by ASU (March 18)

Prof. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Berlin) will deliver the online keynote lecture of the 2021 Southeast German Studies Workshop hosted by ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies on Thursday, March 18, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm EST (17:00-19:00 Uhr MEZ). In her lecture, Prof. Schüler-Springorum will discuss "Gender, Sex and Violence: Race Defilement in Nazi Germany." 

Since 2011, Prof. Schüler-Springorum has been the Director of the Center for Research on Antisemitism (ZfA) at the Technical University Berlin. The 1982-founded ZfA is the only center of its kind in the Federal Republic and has spearheaded many path-breaking research projects.  A native of Hamburg, Germany, Schüler-Springorum holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bochum, where she completed her award-winning dissertation under the direction of Helga Grebing und Hans Mommsen. During the second half of the 1990s, Schüler-Springorum served as a research associate at the Foundation Topography of Terror in Berlin (under Prof. Reinhard Rürup) and taught at the TU Berlin's Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies. From 2001-2011, she was the Director of the renowned Institute for the History of German Jews in Hamburg. Prof. Schüler-Springorum is the author of Die jüdische Minderheit in Königsberg/Pr. 1871-1945 (1996); Krieg und Fliegen. Die Legion Condor im Spanischen Bürgerkrieg (2010); Geschlecht und Differenz (2014), and Braun Lectures in the History of the Jews in Germany (2018). Her co-edited volumes include (with K. Heinsohn) Deutsch-jüdische Geschichte als Geschlechtergeschichte. Studien zum 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (2005); Gedächtnis und Gewalt - Nationale und transnationale Erinnerungsräume im östlichen Europa (2016); and (mit Achim Rohde und Christina von Braun) National Politics and Sexuality in Transregional Perspective (2018). In addition, she serves as the co-editor of the prestigious Jahrbuch für Antisemitismusforschung. For more information on the speaker, For more information on the speaker, see here

The event is open to the public. Registration is required. The link will be posted shortly. For more information, please contact ASU's Center at 828.262.2311 or

shenker.jpgCenter to Host Online Programs with Dr. Noah Shenker (Monash University, Australia) on the Future of Holocaust Testimony (April 8)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to an online lecture by Dr. Noah Shenker (Monash University) live from Australia. Dr. Shenker's public talk is entitled "Beyond the Era of the Witness:  Testimony, Digital Media, and the Afterlives of Holocaust Memory" and will take place on Thurs., April 8, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST. The event is also part of this year's Center programming for Yom HaShoah, the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dr. Noah Shenker is the N. Milgrom and 6a Foundation Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.  He holds a PhD in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Dr. Shenker's research and teaching traverse Jewish Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Cultural Studies, and Cinema and Media Studies. That interdisciplinary approach was at the center of his first book, Reframing Holocaust Testimony, published in 2015 by Indiana University Press as part of its Modern Jewish Experience series.  Organized within a comparative framework, his book looks at three of the most extensive and distinctive archives of Holocaust testimony in the world:  the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Dr. Shenker investigates how the cultural and institutional histories and practices of those sites mediate the encounters between interviewers and interviewees and consider the extent to which testimonies are driven by the agency of witnesses and the itineraries of a given archive. In addition, he has written and published extensively on the representation of the Holocaust and genocide in testimony, film, and new media.  His contributions include “’I have never begun by asking the big questions’: Raul Hilberg as Historical Revenant in Shoah,” in the edited volume, The Invention of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah in the Twenty-First Century (Wayne State University Press, 2020) and “Through the Lens of the Shoah:  The Holocaust as a Paradigm for Documenting Genocide Testimonies,” in History & Memory (2016). His current project (with co-author Associate Professor Dan Leopard) on which the talk is based -- and which is a parallel project to a joint research endeavor of the Holocaust Program at Western Galilee College, the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, and ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies -- explores Holocaust testimony beyond the "Era of the Witness(A. Wieviorka).

In addition to the evening, Dr. Shenker's illuminating work will be featured in an online Center Research Colloquium for students and faculty that will take place on the same day (April 8) from 3:30 pm to 5 pm EST.

Organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, the program is co-sponsored by ASU's Department of History.

Like all Center events, these online programs are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or The registration links will be made available closer to the two events.