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Spring 2016 CHGS Program

Spring 2016 CHGS Program

Wednesday, February 3, 3:00 PM (325 Nicholson Hall)
DANIEL SCHROETER, University of Minnesota
On the Margins of the Holocaust: Jews and Muslims in the Colonial Maghreb During World War II
Organized by the Center for Jewish Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
 

Thursday, February 18, 4:00 PM (710 Social Sciences Building)
PEDRO CORREA, Research Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Spanish Paradox: Spain as a Passive Accomplice and ‘Savior’ to the Holocaust
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Wednesday, February 24, 1:00-2:30 PM (**Room Change** Blegen 317)
KEMAL PERVANIC, Film Producer
Film Screening and Discussion on Pretty Village (68 min.): a film about a Bosnian village and what happens to a society torn apart by conflict
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-4:30 PM (120 Andersen Library)
Antisemitism in Today's Europe: Between Neo-Nationalism and Global Terrorism
KENNETH MARCUS, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law 

GÜNTHER JIKELI, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University 
BRUNO CHAOUAT, Department of French and Italian, University of Minnesota
Moderated by PATRICIA LORCIN, Department of History, University of Minnesota
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of French and Italian, cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas 

Friday, March 25, 6:30PM (140 Nolte Hall)
Screening and discussion of award-winning filmmaker Marta Rodríguez’s documentary, Testigos de un Etnocidio: Memorias de Resistencia 
Presented by the graduate student group from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese as part of the Graduate Linguistics and Literature Conference, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-7:30PM (1210 Heller Hall)
Armenian Genocide Education and the Community
LOU ANN MATOSSIAN
Organized by the Ohanessian Chair, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


Sunday, April 3, 2:00PM (shuttle bus from campus to Fort Snelling State Park)
IYEKIYAPEWIN DARLENE ST. CLAIR, St. Cloud State University
Guided Tour of Bdote Dakota Site at Fort Snelling State Park
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies   

Thursday, April 14, 7:00PM (University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center) 
*2016 Ohanessian Lecture*
PETER BALAKIAN, Colgate University
The Armenian Genocide and Cultural Destruction
Organized by the Ohanessian Chair, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies


Tuesday, April 19, 4:00PM (1210 Heller Hall)
EDITH SHEFFER, Stanford University
Origins of Autism in the Third Reich

Organized by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Wednesday, April 20, 6:30PM (1210 Heller Hall)
ARLENE STEIN, Rutgers University
Reluctant Witnesses: Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness 
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, made possible by the generosity of individual supporters

Wednesday, April 27 (Wilson Library)
Exhibit Opening at Wilson Library: CHGS art and historical objects, curated by students
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in conjunction with Deborah Boudewyns' "Workshop in Art" course on curatorial theory and practice (ARTS 1490/3490)

Thursday, May 5, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences Building

*Holocaust Memorial Day*
SIDI N'DIAYE,
Research Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Role of Historical Hate Representations in the Murder of Neighbors in Rwanda (1994) and Poland (World War II)
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, cosponsored by the African Studies Initiative and the Human Rights Program, held in conjunction with the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence (HGMV) interdisciplinary graduate student group


Sunday, May 15, 3:00 PM, Sokol Czech Slovak Community Center 
Performance of the Musical Drama Broucci (Fireflies), based on the Czech folktale and performed at the Terezin / WWII Jewish camp-ghetto of Theresienstadt
Organized by Judith Brin Ingber, the Czech and Slovak School and Taneční Mládež, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Austrian Studies