JHP Students Present Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., and are joined by USHMM scholar and Holocaust Survivor for Talks

Jointly organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and the USHMM's Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, students in the JHP minor at ASU will present their research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The event also includes a seminar with Dr. Juergen Matthaeus, the Mandel Center's Director of Applied Research. It will start at 2:00 pm on the Museum's 5th floor. It is followed by a talk by Zagreb-born Holocaust child survivor Theodora Klayman. The speaker will reflect on her and her family's struggles for survival in fascist Croatia, an ally of Nazi Germany whose forces occupied much of Yugoslavia in 1941. 

The events at the USHMM will start on Monday, April 24, at 2:00 pm. in the afternoon. For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Center at or 828.262.2311.


Director of the Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin, to Speak on Gender and Violence (March 2020)

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, the director of the renowned Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin, Germany, will give a lecture entitled "Gender, Sex and Violence: Race Defilement in Nazi Germany." It will take place in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114, on Thursday, March 26, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. Prof. Schüler-Springorum's talk is also the keynote of the Southeast German Studies Workshop that will be held--co-organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies--on the ASU campus on March 26-27. Free and open to the public. For more information, see here.

mueller.jpgPresentation by USofC Scholar on Holocaust Memory in Recent German-Jewish Literature

The Center invites the public to a lecture by Prof. Agnes Mueller (University of South Carolina--Columbia) that illuminates the complex issues of "Jewish Absence, Migration, and Holocaust Memory.” The author and co-editor of several books on German-Jewish literature, Prof. Mueller works on German Jewish relations, on contemporary literature and Holocaust memory, on German American relations, and on German poetry after 1945. Her talk will take place in Anne Belk HallRoom 336, on the ASU campus on Thursday, March 26, at 12:30 pm.  Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or




Yad Vashem Exhibit "Shoah: How Was it Humanly Possible?" on Display at Belk Library  The noted traveling exhibit "Shoah: How Was it Humanly Possible?" from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem will be on display on the first and fourth floors of Belk Library and Information Commons from March 17 until April 17, 2020. The exhibition examines major historical aspects of the Holocaust, beginning with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps across the continent and the remarkable return to life of the survivors. 

The exhibit comes to ASU as a result of a cooperation between Yad Vashem, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, and Belk Library and Information Commons. In light of the renewed rise of anti-Semitism and racial hatred, white supremacy, and deadly terrorist attacks from Halle, Germany, to Pittsburgh, U.S., to Christchurch, New Zealand, the exhibit could not be more timely. The accompanying program includes a visit and presentation by the 1930-born Holocaust and Auschwitz survivor Dr. Zev Harel. For more information, contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or