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Modern Hebrew on Offer at ASU in Fall 2017!
Mar 29, 2017

In Fall 2017, ASU offers its first Modern Hebrew class for degree-seeking students. The class is situated in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and taught by Dr.

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies condemns the recent action of members and sympathizers of neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and white supremacists on the campus of Appalachian State University.
Aug 23, 2017

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies condemns the recent action of members and sympathizers of neo-Nazis, white nationalists, and white supremacists on the campus of Appalachian...

Complete Visual History Archive of the Shoah Foundation with 55,000 interviews with Holocaust Survivors Now Accessible at ASU and Center
May 1, 2017


ASU is the latest university and research institution to provide full access to the  USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive.

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...

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 hersel

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...

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.

"Think About What You Saw" window at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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...

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&rsquo...