Speaker Series

Spring 2022

Center and Partners Organize Yom HaShoah Commemorations (April 28)

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On Thursday, April 28, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and its partner institutions mark this year's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) with commemorations and readings of names of European Jews murdered by the Germans during the Holocaust. The readings will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the ASU campus (between Belk Library and PSU). At 7:00 pm, there will be a commemoration at the Temple of the High Country  (in-person and via ZOOM). Co-organized with the Temple of the High Country and ASU’s Hillel and AEPi chapters. To sign up for a reading spot, click here and provide your name and contact information.  To get the link for the meeting and more information, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu or the Temple of the High Country at 828.266.9777 or templeofthehighcountry@aol.com.

 

 

 

 


Virtual Presentation Series on the Holocaust and Medicine Continues: Prof. Natalia Aleksiun (University of Florida-Gainesville) on "Jewish doctors in Galicia during the Holocaust" (Mon., Apr. 4)

aleksiun_2018_1.pngThe Virtual Presentation Series on Medicine and the Holocaust co-organized by Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies continues on Monday with a talk by Prof. Natalia Aleksiun (University of Florida-Gainesvilleon "Jewish doctors in Galicia during the Holocaust." The speaker is the newly-appointed Harry Rich Professor of Holocaust Studies / Easterm European Jewry at the University of Florida-Gainesville.  The program takes place on Monday, February 14, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:30-19:15 IST). 

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 taught by Prof. Miriam Offer and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and 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 more information and the ZOOM link, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.


Presentation Series on the Holocaust and Medicine Ends with Talk by Prof. Sari J. Siegel (Los Angeles) on "Between Coercion and Resistance: Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps, 1940-1945" (Wed., Apr. 6)

sari_0.png The Virtual Presentation Series on Medicine and the Holocaust co-organized by Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies ends on Wednesday, April 6, with its seventh speaker and another hightlight. Prof. Sari J. Siegel  (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeleswill speak on "Between Coercion and Resistance: Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps, 1940-1945." Prof. Siegel is the Founding Director of the Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, and a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at UCLA. The online program takes place on Wednesday, April 6, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:30-19:15 IST). 

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 taught by Prof. Miriam Offer and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and 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 more information and the ZOOM link, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu


 Virtual Presentation Series on the Holocaust and Medicine Continues: Prof. Adam Stabholz (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem) on "The Establishment of the Underground Medical School in the Warsaw Ghetto" (Mon., March 14)

stabholtz_prvp_dm_shtbhvlts_0.pngThe Virtual Presentation Series on Medicine and the Holocaust of Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies continues on Monday with a talk by Prof. Adam Stabholz (The Hebrew University) on "The Establishment of the Underground Medical School in the Warsaw Ghetto." The speaker specializes in endodontics in the School of Dental Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program -- live from Israel -- takes place on Monday, March 14, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:30-19:15 IST). 

Prof. Stabholz' analysis of the establishment of the underground medical school in the Warsaw Ghetto centers especially on the role and contributions of Prof. Ludwik Stabholz, the speaker's father, who was one of the hundreds of physicians imprisoned in this ghetto. Prof. Ludwik, an  expert in anatomy, was a teacher in the underground medical faculty in the Warsaw Ghetto. Along with his spouse, Miriam, a nurse, he survived the ghetto. Prof. Adam Stabholz was born in Poland in 1948 and immigrated to Israel with his parents at the age of two.

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 Spring 2022 international course taught by Prof. Miriam Offer and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and 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 more information and the ZOOM link, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.


Virtual Presentation Series on the Holocaust and Medicine Continues: Dr. Matthew Fox (Ashdod and Hadassah Medical Center, Israel) on a dark chapter in the history of radiology (Mon., Feb. 7)

matt_fox_profile_pic_6_4.pngThe new Virtual Presentation Series on Medicine and the Holocaust co-organized by Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies continues on Monday with a talk by Dr. Matthew Fox, MD, MHA on "Illuminating a Dark Chapter in the History of Radiology,  Radiation Physics, and the Medical Imaging Industry." The speaker serves as the Senior Radiologist at Assuta Hospital in Ashdod and Hadassah Medical Center. The program -- live from Israel -- takes place on Monday, February 7, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:30-19:15 IST). 

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 taught by Prof. Miriam Offer and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and 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 more information and the ZOOM link, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu

 

Virtual Presentation Series on the Holocaust and Medicine Continues: Dr. Tessa Chelouche, MD (Haifa, Israel) on "Hitler and Hippocrates: Medical Ethics in the Third Reich" (Wed., Feb. 16)

chelouche.pngThe new Virtual Presentation Series on Medicine and the Holocaust co-organized by Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies continues on Monday with a talk by Dr. Tessa Chelouche, MD, on "Hitler and Hippocrates: Medical Ethics in the Third Reich." The speaker serves as the Co-Chair of Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (Haifa) and the Co-Director of the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (USA). The program -- live from Israel -- takes place on Wednesday, February 16, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:30-19:15 IST).  

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 taught by Prof. Miriam Offer and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and 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 more information and the ZOOM link, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.

 

Journalist and Genocide Survivor Hasan Nuhanovic at ASU to for Programs on the Srebrenica Genocide and the Struggles in Bosnia Today (Feb. 23)

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The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and the Department of History invite the public to an online lecture by Hasan Nuhanovica survivor of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia and former UN translator for the Dutch Batallion stationed in this Bosnian town. His talk is entitled "The Srebrenica Genocide, the Role of the UN, and Bosnia Today" and takes place on Wednesday, February 23, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST. In addition, we will be discussing other aspects of his work and activism on behalf of the genocide's victims in the First S'22 Center Research colloquium from 12:30 until 2:00 on the same day. To register for this lecture, please click here

Nuhanovic's lecture will focus on the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide in the UN "safe zone" that a Dutch Batallion was charged to protect from the Serb forces. A woeful failure, the genocide ended in the deaths of over 8,000 Bosniaks, including Nuhanovic's mother, father, and brother.  He has dedicated his life to giving a voice to those lost in the Bosnian Conflict. A tireless campaigner for justice, in 2008 Nuhanovic brought a civil case against The Netherlands for its role in the genocide. In 2013 the Supreme Court of the Netherlands ruled in favor of Nuhanovic, setting a precedent in international law. His important lecture culminates in an analysis of the struggle Bosnia is waging today, desperately avoiding a plunge back into violence with the Serbs.

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

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 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. To register for this program, please click here.

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.


Virtual Presentation Series on the Holocaust and Medicine Continues: Prof. Emeritus Avi Ohry, MD (Tel Aviv University), "The  Jewish-Polish Medical Infrastructure between the Two World Wars and the 'Hunger Disease' Study at the Warsaw Ghetto" (Mon., Feb. 28)

ohry.pngThe Virtual Presentation Series on Medicine and the Holocaust of Western Galilee College's Holocaust Studies Program and Appalachian State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies continues on Wednesday with a talk by Prof. Emeritus Avi Ohry, MD (Tel Aviv University) on "The  Jewish-Polish Medical Infrastructure between the Two World Wars and the 'Hunger Disease' Study at the Warsaw Ghetto: My Personal View." The speaker is Professor Emeritus of Rehabilitation Medicine at TAU's Faculty of Medicine and the former Director of the Section of Rehabilitation Medicine, Reuth Medical and Rehabilitation Center, Tel Aviv. The program -- live from Israel -- takes place on Monday, February 28, from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm EST (18:30-19:15 IST). 

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 Spring 2022 international course taught by Prof. Miriam Offer and Prof. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan and 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 more information and the ZOOM link, contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.


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.