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Holocaust Studies International Lecture Series 2013

15 May, 2013

In conjunction with the Sydney Jewish Museum, the Shalom Institute (UNSW), Mandelbaum House and Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilization, the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies is delighted to offer a series of lectures and research seminars with leading scholars in the field of Holocaust, Genocide and Jewish Studies.

Visiting scholars include Professor Christopher Browning (University of North Carolina) whose pioneering study Ordinary Men: Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland forms a seminal work in Holocaust studies and Professor Hasia Diner (New York University) author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust 1945-1962, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 2009.  

The program is made possible in large part through generous sponsors for which the Department is grateful. The Wilkenfeld Family Fellow in Holocaust Education 2013 is Dr Alan Rosen (Jerusalem) whose investigations into survivor testimonies recorded in the Displaced Persons camps in the immediate aftermath of World War II have profoundly changed how scholars have viewed this under researched period. His recent publication The Wonder of Their Voices explores a collection of such testimonies undertaken by psychologist David Boder in 1946.

In addition to the lecture series, Professor Browning, Dr Rosen and Professor Dan Michman (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem) will also preside over three intensive research seminars, which will include presentations from Australian post graduate students as well as established scholars researching in the broad areas of Holocaust and Jewish Studies.

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Contact:Dr Avril Alba
Email:avril.alba@sydney.edu.au