Center Symposium Presents Internationally-Acclaimed Holocaust Scholar Prof. Michael Berenbaum with a Re-Evaluation of the Threats of Past and Present Antisemitism (Sun., July 24)

Center Symposium Presents Internationally-Acclaimed Holocaust Scholar Prof. Michael Berenbaum with a Re-Evaluation of the Threats of Past and Present Antisemitism  (Sun., July 24)

symposium_posters.png_1.pngThe Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies invites the public to an in-person presentation by Prof. Michael Berenbaum, the director of the Sigi Ziering Institute and professor of Jewish Studies at American Jewish University, Los Angeles. Berenbaum, an internationally-acclaimed and hugely-infuential Holocaust scholar, will tackle one of the most pressing issues of our day, speaking on "Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism in European History and Visual Culture." His lecture will take place on Sun., July 24, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST in Lecture Hall 114, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College St., ASU. The event is part of the 20th Anniversary Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Summer Symposium.

A Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Sigi Zieirng Institute at American Jewish University in LA, Michael Berenbaum served as the Project Director overseeing the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and first director of its Research Institute. He was also President of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. The author and editor of 22 books, he was also Managing Editor of the second edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica, 22 voluments 16 million words more than 25,000 contributions to scholarship. His work in the Media has been recognized with Emmy Awards and Academy Awards. He has developed Museums and Museum exhibits in a half dozen cities in the United States as well as in Mexico and Poland, most recently the much-acclaimed "Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away" exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. 

The presentation is free and open to the public. In addition to the in-person program, the lecture will also be accessible via Zoom. For Zoom access information and any questions, please contact the Center at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.