Student Recipients of the First Center Travel Grants for Israel Chosen
During the academic year 2018-19, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies (JHPS) newly introduced student travel grants for Israel. The grants -- $1,500 per recipients -- are designed to enable students to conduct research at archives, universities, research libraries, and/or centers on a project in JHPS in connection with their work at Appalachian State University. The 2018-19 grant recipients will also be able to attend the Center first off-campus academic conference in Akko, Israel. Organized in partnership with the Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee College and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research in Los Angeles, the "Future of Holocaust Testimonies" Conference brings together dozens of scholars from around the world to shed light on this important topic as we are approaching a time with no living Holocaust survivors in our midst. The meeting takes place on the campus of Western Galilee College and the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum and Archives from March 11-13 and provides the grant recipients a unique opportunity to interact with some of the leading scholars in the field.
The Center received many more applications than it had grants available. The committee was especially impressed with the projects, ranging from sexual violence in Nazi camps to the struggles of the peace movement in present-day Israel, of the five recipients and is eager to see their work unfold. The grant recipients are
Sarah Brody, '19
Elizabeth Knowlton, '20
Sarah Perlmutter, '19
Halley Roth, '20
Annette Waters, '20
The Center would like to thank Ed and Helen Decker, the Rosenblatt Family Foundation, and the Miriam and Abe Brenner Foundation in cooperation with the Greensboro Jewish Federation for their support of the new student travel grants. The Center plans to offer another set of travel grants in the future.