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Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. to give talk on the Implications of the Holocaust for Multireligious Conversations, April 22

Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. to give talk on the Implications of the Holocaust for Multireligious Conversations, April 22

Luncheon program featuring Victoria Barnett
Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, April 22, 11:45am
Mt. Zion Temple, St. Paul
For reservations: bfriend@stpauljcc.org

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As the event of the Holocaust recedes further into human history, popular and academic understandings of its implications have grown broader. Today, the history of the Holocaust is often taught comparatively in courses on human rights, ethics, and contemporary genocide. And as we become increasingly aware of the multireligious nature of our world, interfaith conversations focus on the commonalities and tensions between and among people of various religions, not just Judaism and Christianity. How can recent scholarship about the Holocaust inform these newer conversations, and how in turn have these developments shaped the field of Holocaust studies? How can the Holocaust be understood in its historical particularities as well as in terms of more universal questions? Victoria Barnett will discuss these developments and how they are being addressed in the field of Holocaust studies and in interreligious circles.
For more information see the University of St. Thomas and Saint John's University Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning