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‘Holocaust’

10/12/15- Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields Presented by Holocaust Lecture Series

Oct. 7, 2015—Now in its 38th year, Vanderbilt’s annual Holocaust lecture series is the longest-running program of its kind at any university in the U.S. This year’s theme is gender and genocide which will explore how the multifaceted entanglements of gender and...

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Holocaust Lecture Series Sponsors Screening of Ida 10/21/15

Oct. 6, 2015—Now in its 38th year, Vanderbilt’s annual Holocaust lecture series is the longest-running program of its kind at any university in the U.S. This year’s theme is gender and genocide which will explore how the multifaceted entanglements of gender and genocide,...

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Lecture by Inge Auerbacher, Child Survivor of the Holocaust 10/27/15

Oct. 5, 2015—Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany in 1935 and spent three years between seven and ten years of age in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. In her lecture, she will describe her memories of life before World War...

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Genocide and Sexual Violence, A Panel Discussion 11/3/15

Oct. 4, 2015—Shame-filled and stigma-fearing silences, sexism, and the nonrecognition of sexual violence as more and other than violent sex have contributed to the marginalization if not outright omission of the occurrences and functions of sexual violence in genocides from Nazi-occupied Europe...

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3/15-16/2015: Two Lectures on Holocaust Memory, with Michael Bernard-Donals

Mar. 16, 2015—Michael Bernard-Donals, Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, and the Nancy Hoefs Professor of English and affiliate member of the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present two lectures on Holocaust memory.   Sunday 3/15: Public...

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2/6/2015: UCLA's Todd Presner visits Vanderbilt

Feb. 6, 2015—UCLA’s Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies, Todd Presner will speak at Vanderbilt on Friday, February 6th from 11:10-12:30, 123 Buttrick Hall “The Ethics of the Algorithm: Close and Distant Listening to the Shoah Foundation Visual History...

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1/28/2015 :Indiana Univ.'s Mark Roseman Speaks on Holocaust Rescue

Jan. 28, 2015—Indiana University’s Mark Roseman will speak at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, January 28 from 4:10- 6:00, 123 Buttrick Hall The rescue of history: Holocaust rescue beyond altruism and hagiography – a case study Mark Roseman is Pat M Glazer Chair in Jewish...

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1/24/2015: Schoenberg’s "A Survivor from Warsaw," Performance and Lecture

Jan. 24, 2015—The Vanderbilt Orchestra will perform Schoenberg’s A Survivor from Warsaw at Ingram Hall on Saturday January 24th at 8:00 p.m. The piece will be performed with the men of the Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir and with narration by Vanderbilt musicologist Jim Lovensheimer....

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Witnesses Who Were Not There: Literature of the Children of Holocaust Survivors (JS2250W)

Jan. 16, 2015—Catalog Description: Fiction and non-fiction produced by children of Holocaust survivors. From the Syllabus: While much has been written about and by those who survived the German concentration camps during World War II, both fiction and nonfiction, relatively little has...

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Coming of Age in Jewish Literature and Film (JS 2260)

Jan. 15, 2015—Catalog Description: The transition of young Jewish protagonists into adulthood as portrayed in literary works and films from Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Syllabus Description: This course examines coming-of-age novels, stories, memoirs, and films from multiple Jewish cultural perspectives. What...

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Is God Guilty? The Problem of Evil in Judaism (JS2330)

Jan. 12, 2015—The classic problem of theodicy: If there is a God, how can there be evil in the world? Jewish approaches to the question, from the Bible to after the Holocaust. Catalog Description: Origin, nature, and representations of evil from Scripture through the...

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Jewish Philosophy after Auschwitz (JS2340)

Jan. 11, 2015—Critical responses to social and political institutions and the corresponding modes of thought that made Auschwitz possible and continue to sustain the barbarism that many leading philosophers have identified at the heart of culture. Next Offered: AXLE Category: Writing Course: Also...

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The Jewish Diaspora (JS2450)

Jan. 9, 2015—Catalog Description: Changing Jewish communities, especially outside the United States and Israel, in macro-historical context. Post-communist European Jewish identity. New global diasporas and their relationship to the largest Jewish communities in Israel and the United States From the Syllabus: Of...

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