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Screenshot from JTA.org article showing swastika graffiti in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

90 Holocaust remembrance institutions, 70 scholars decry rise in hate speech
Dec 19, 2016

Ninety U.S. Holocaust remembrance institutions, and more than 70 individual scholars and educators, have decried a rise in intolerance and hate speech...

Anti-Semitism at ASU and in Boone
Dec 8, 2016

Along with the ASU community, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies condemns the recent manifestations of anti-Semitism on our campus. We...

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum article on white nationalist conference rhetoric

Museum Condemns White Nationalist Conference Rhetoric
Dec 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply alarmed at the hateful rhetoric at a conference of white nationalists held on...

Screenshot of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum press release

ASU Center Joins International Holocaust Centers in Call to Action Against Hate Crimes
Dec 6, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a powerful statement issued by an array of Holocaust institutions, scholars and educators from around the wo...

Mountain Times article about WWII veteran Stan Bluestein's presentation at documentary screening

WWII veteran to speak at exclusive documentary screening
Sep 15, 2016

Being in a college town, Boone offers unique educational opportunities to the community through Appalachian State University's professors, clubs and s...

MassisPost September 2, 2016 article about Armenian Genocide Resolution with image of German parliament

German Government Not Stepping Back From Armenian Genocide Resolution
Sep 2, 2016

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the parliamentary leader of her conservative party that she is not distancing herself from a...

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan

Appalachian professor awarded prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship
Jun 7, 2016

Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University, was awarded a Humboldt Rese...

Charlotte Jewish News front page, April 2016

Community Commemorates Yom HaShoah with One Act/One Man Play
Apr 30, 2016

The program will open with a Memorial Prayer, with Holocaust survivors lighting memorial can- dles, and with a reflection offered by Dr. Kelly Wilson,...

How a group of Appalachian students spent their spring break at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Apr 25, 2016

Over spring break a group of ten students from Appalachian State University traveled to the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the archives of ...

Story from Massispost with image of Reichstag Building in Berlin

Date Set for Vote on Armenian Genocide Bill in German Bundestag
Apr 13, 2016

BERLIN (Armradio) — The German Bundestag is set to vote on a motion for recognition of the Armenian Genocide on June 2, Deutsche Welle’s Turkish S...