University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Holocaust Studies

Past Events

Current Events

 

Speaker biographies and other details for events of past years may be found in back issues of our annual Bulletin.

 

September 15, 2014

The German Resistance to Hitler and the Persecution of the Jews

Peter Hoffmann, McGill University

Underwritten by the Kinsler Holocaust Endowment Fund


May 21-24, 2014

Silence after Violence

Conference at the University of Free State, South Africa, co-sponsored by the UVM Miller Center for Holocaust Studies

Link to Program

 

April 28, 2014

Yom Hashoah Lecture

Religion, Race and Emotion: The Aryan Jesus in Nazi Germany

Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College

Underwritten by the Henry and Lili Altschuler Endowment at UVM

 

April 7, 2014

On the Peripheries of the Holocaust: Killings and Pillage of Jews by their Neighbors in Occupied Poland

Jan T. Gross, Princeton University

Underwritten by the Ader/Konigsberg Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM

 

March 31, 2014

Recent Trends in Holocaust Research in Italy

Franklin H. Adler, Macalester College

 

November 5, 2013

Richard Wagner in the Third Reich

Pamela Potter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

October 28, 2013

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First News of the Holocaust

Richard Breitman, American University

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is made possible through a generous gift from Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York City, UVM Class of 1962

 

October 8, 2013

Zionist Responses to Nazism in the Jewish Community in Palestine

Mark Gelber, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

 

September 30 - October 2, 2013

Conference held at the Center for Research in Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam, Germany

German Society under National Socialism: Viewpoints and Perspectives

(Die deutsche Gesellschaft im Nationalsozialismus. Forschungspositionen und -perspektiven)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Research in Contemporary History (ZZF), Potsdam and the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont.

Organizers: Winfried Süß (Potsdam), Rüdiger Hachtmann (Potsdam), Thomas Schaarschmidt (Potsdam), Alan E. Steinweis (Vermont).

Conference Program (PDF), Feature about the Conference (in German), Conference Report (in German)

 

July 11-13, 2013

Conference held at the Jena Center for 20th Century History, University of Jena, Germany

Ethnic Minorities and Holocaust Memory: A Global Perspective

Co-sponsored by the Jena Center for 20th Century History, the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, the Chair for Transatlantic Cultural History at the University of Augsburg, and the European Network for Contemporary History (EURHISTXX).

Organizers: Norbert Frei (Jena), Jacob Eder (Jena), Philipp Gassert (Augsburg), Alan E. Steinweis (Vermont).

Link here to flyer and full program for the conference

 

April 23, 2013

The 24th Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture

Christine Becker

"When Suddenly Tomorrow Is Another Day." German-Jewish Writer Jurek Becker: His Life and Literary Legacy

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

 

April 15, 2013

The Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture

German Churches and the Holocaust: Assessing the Argument for Complicity

Robert P. Ericksen, Pacific Lutheran University

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is made possible through a generous gift from Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York City, UVM Class of 1962

 

April 8, 2013

Yom Hashoah Lecture

Photography, Jews, and the Holocaust: The Eclipse of a Field

Michael Berkowitz, University College London

Underwritten by the Henry and Lili Altschuler Endowment

 

March 22, 2013

German Intelligence and the Holocaust

Katrin Paehler, Illinois State University

 

March 18, 2013

The Memory of War and Atrocity in Contemporary French Politics

John Flower, University of Kent at Canterbury

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages

 

February 22, 2013

Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf: Toward a Scholarly Edition

Edith Raim, Institute for Contemporary History, Munich

 

November 16, 2012

Recent Trends in Holocaust Research in the Netherlands

David Barnouw, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (NIOD), Amsterdam (Fall 2012: Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont)

 

October 17, 2012

Vichy and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on History and Memory

Henry Rousso, Institut d'histoire du temps présent, Paris

Underwritten by the Ader/Konigsberg Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM

Co-sponsored by the Department of History, UVM

 

September 14, 2012

Laughter and Amusement in Confinement: Jewish Culture in the Westerbork Nazi Transit Camp in Holland, 1942-44

David Barnouw, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam

Lecture in honor of Cecelia Dry upon her retirement from UVM, with financial support from the employees of UVM Student Financial Services

 

April 22, 2012

The Sixth Miller Symposium

The German People and the Persecution of the Jews

Richard S. Levy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Frank Bajohr, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg

Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wolf Gruner, University of Southern California

Atina Grossmann, Cooper Union

Doris Bergen, University of Toronto

 

April 18-19, 2012

Yom HaShoah Observance: Three Events Featuring Henry Greenspan

Invisible Audiences: "Performing" a Play in Theresienstadt

How Survivors Became Fashionable: Holocaust Survivors in the American Imagination

Remnants

Underwritten by the Ader/Konigsberg Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM, and co-sponsored by Temple Sinai, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, Ahavath Gerim Synagogue, UVM Hillel

 

April 4, 2012

Grounds for Murder: The Local Participation of The German Army in the Holocaust

Waitman W. Beorn, Loyola University, New Orleans

Organized in cooperation with Army ROTC at UVM, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

 

April 2, 2012

The Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture

Primo Levi, Tadeusz Borowski, and the Historical Auschwitz

Jonathan Huener, University of Vermont

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

 

January 4-5, 2012

Conference held on the campus of the University of Haifa, Israel

Global Holocaust? Memories of the Destruction of the European Jews in Global Context (II)

Co-Organized by the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, the Chair for Transatlantic Cultural History at the University of Augsburg, the Bucerius Institute for Contemporary German History and Society at the University of Haifa, and the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Haifa.

Download Conference Program (PDF)

Download Conference Summary (PDF) -- in German

 

November 3, 2011

The Jews of Montreal: A Community in Transition

Pierre Anctil, University of Ottawa

Underwritten by the Kinsler Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM

Co-Sponsored by the UVM Canadian Studies Program

 

October 28, 2011

"Holocaust Angst": The Federal Republic of Germany and Holocaust Memory in the United States

Jacob S. Eder, University of Pennsylvania

Underwritten by the Henry and Lili Altschuler Endowment

 

October 10, 17, and 24, 2011

Perpetrators and Victims: Reassessing the "Final Solution"

Three lectures by Christopher R. Browning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Adolf Hitler and the Decisions for the Final Solution

Revisiting the Holocaust Perpetrators: Why Did They Kill? (The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture)

Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps

Underwritten by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship in Holocaust Studies

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is made possible through a generous gift from Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York City, UVM Class of 1962.

 

June 10-11, 2011

Conference held on the campus of the University of Augsburg, Germany

Global Holocaust? Memories of the Destruction of the European Jews in Global Context

download conference report (PDF)

download conference program (PDF)

information on the project (in German)

Co-Organized by the Chair for Transatlantic Cultural History at the University of Augsburg and the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont, with financial support from the Foundation for German-American Academic Relations (SDAW)

 

April 28, 2011

Holocaust Memorial/Yom Hashoah Lecture

Surviving the Holocaust: One Family's Story

Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

April 14, 2011

Lev Raphael reads from his book My Germany

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

 

March 31, 2011

The Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture

Truth and Consequences: Issues in Holocaust Family Memoir

Irene Kacandes, Dartmouth College

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

 

March 17, 22, and 24, 2011

The Long Shadow of the Nazi Perpetrator over 20th-Century German Art

Three Lectures by Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University

The Nazi Party’s Strategic Use of Art History and Antisemitism in the Weimar Republic: The Case of Heinrich Wölfflin

The Importance of the Perpetrator in Postwar Germany: Gerhard Richter and the Banality of the Nazi Past in Art

The Fear of the Perpetrator in a Nazi Present: Libeskind’s Jewish Museum and its Transformation after Reunification

Underwritten by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Visiting Distinguished Professorship in Holocaust Studies

 

March 25, 2011

Interrogating the Map, Visualizing the Archive: Analyzing the Spaces and Buildings of Auschwitz

A Roundtable Discussion

  • Chester Harvey, Middlebury College

  • Jonathan Huener, University of Vermont

  • Paul B. Jaskot, DePaul University

  • Anne Kelly Knowles, Middlebury College

 

March 16, 2011

Avant-Garde and Anti-Judaism in the Romantic Age: The Case of Ferdinand Olivier’s "Family Tree of Neo-German Art" (1823)

Cordula Grewe, Columbia University

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian and the European Studies Program

 

February 24, 2011

Lecture held at the Vermont Law School

Judging Auschwitz: Murder, Genocide, and the Challenges of Legal Interpretation

Devin Pendas, Boston College

Co-sponsored by the Vermont Law School

 

November 15, 2010

The Memory of Child Survivors: Documents, Memoir, Auto-Fiction

Yehudi Lindeman, McGill University

 

November 1, 2010

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture

Globalizing Anti-Semitism: Nazi Germany's Arabic Language Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust

Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is made possible through a generous gift from Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York City, UVM Class of 1962.

 

October 26, 2010

Preoccupied by the Occupation: French Memories and Reactions to the Dark Years of the Nazi Presence

John Flower, University of Kent at Canterbury

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and the Don and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series

 

October 14, 2010

Controversies and Consistencies in Holocaust Education: A Review of Research on Teaching

Simone Schweber, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Welcoming Remarks by Senator Bernie Sanders, Member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

Co-sponsored by the Department of Education and the College of Education and Social Services, UVM, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Keynote address for the Regional Holocaust Education Summit held at UVM, Oct. 13-15, 2010, sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

October 4, 2010

Inside Nazi Germany: Consular Reports on the Third Reich and the Persecution of the Jews

Frank Bajohr, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg

 

October 6, 2010

No War, No Peace: The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and the Armenian Genocide

Aram Yengoyan, University of California, Davis

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Don and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series

 

April 27, 2010

Holding on to Humanity: The Terezín Performance of Verdi's Requiem and its Place in Postwar Memory

Anna Hájková, University of Toronto

Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust Studies at UVM in association with a performance of the Verdi Requiem by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Both the concert and the lecture were parts of a larger program, Terezin Remembered, that took place at various venues in Burlington during the last week of April 2010.

 

April 19, 2010

The Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture

Gender, Witness, and Remembrance in Ruth Klueger's Still Alive and Judy Chicago's Holocaust Project

Kathrin M. Bower, University of Richmond

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

 

March 28, 2010

Symposium

Breeding Better Germans and Vermonters: Nazi and American Eugenics in History and Memory

  • Nancy Gallagher, author of Breeding Better Vermonters: The Eugenics Project in the Green Mountain State
  • Lutz Kaelber, UVM
  • Patricia Heberer, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

March 17, 2010

Writing as Freedom, Writing as Testimony: Judaism and Writing in Twentieth Century Italy

Sergio Parussa, Wellesley College

Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust Studies.

 

February 19, 2010

Geographies of the Holocaust

Anne K. Knowles, Middlebury College

 

November 18, 2009

Criminals with Doctorates: An SS Officer in the Killing Fields of Russia, as Reported by the Novelist Jonathan Littell

Henry Lea, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian and co-sponsored by the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies.

 

November 2, 2009

Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture

Making Sense of the Murderers: Nazi Perpetrators in Victims' Eyes

Mark Roseman, Indiana University-Bloomington

The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is made possible through a generous gift from Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York City, UVM Class of 1962.

 

October 15, 2009

Locating Nazi Evil: German-Jewish Intellectuals Confront the Crimes of the Third Reich

Steven Aschheim, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Miller Symposium, 2009

The Law in Nazi Germany

Konrad H. Jarausch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Douglas G. Morris, Federal Defenders of New York

Harry Reicher, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Touro Law School

Raphael Gross, Juedisches Museum/Frankfurt am Main, Leo Baeck Institute/London

Kenneth F. Ledford, Case Western Reserve University

 

2009

The Evolving Study of Antisemitism

Robert Chazan, New York University

 

2009

The Darfur Genocide: How We Can End It

John Prendergast, Co-Chair, ENOUGH Project

 

Hilberg Lecture, 2008

The Failure(s) of Ethics: The Holocaust and Its Reverberations

John Roth, Claremont McKenna College

 

2008

Pope Pius XII and World War II

Gerhard L. Weinberg, Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

2008

The Netherlands and the German Occupation: Myth and Reality

David Barnouw, War Documentation Center (Amsterdam)

 

2008

Comradeship and Sex in Hitler's Military

Geoffrey Giles, University of Florida

 

2008

Remembering Raul Hilberg

Saul Friedlaender, University of California, Los Angeles
Christopher R. Browning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Hilberg Lecture, 2007

Feigning Resistance to Nazism: The Case of Singer Lotte Lehmann

Michael Kater, York University

 

2007

Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Hilberg Lecture, 2006

‘Oneself as Another’: Identification  and Mourning in Writing about Victims of the Holocaust

Susan Suleiman, Harvard University

 

2006

Germany and the Jewish World: History as a Trap

Michael Wolffsohn, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich

 

2006

Nuremberg's Secret Legacy: The Alllied Prison at Spandau

Norman Goda, Ohio University

 

Miller Symposium, 2006

Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Michael Brenner, University of Munich

Avraham Barkai, Leo Baeck Institute and Yad Vashem

Marion Kaplan, New York University

Konrad Kwiet, University of Macquarie

Jurgen Matthaus, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Beate Meyer, Institute for the History of German Jews, Hamburg

 

Hilberg Lecture 2005

Jews in Nazi Historical Scholarship

Claudia Koonz, Duke University

 

Hilberg Lecture 2004

Two Sides of a Coin: 'Aryan' Health and Racial Persecution

Jill Stephenson, University of Edinburgh

 

Miller Symposium 2004

The Arts in Nazi Germany

Michael Kater, York University

Pamela Potter, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan Petropoulos, Claremont-Mckenna College

Eric Rentschler, Harvard University

Alan E. Steinweis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Frank Trommler, University of Pennsylvania

 

2004

A Blind Eye and Dirty Hands: The Wehrmacht’s Crimes in the East, 1941-1945

Geoffrey Megargee, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

2003

Forgotten Places of Persecution:  German Municipalities and the Holocaust

Wolf Gruner, Webster University

 

Hilberg Lecture, 2002

Two Popes and the Holocaust: An Examination of the Controversy

Susan Zuccotti

 

Miller Symposium, 2002

Business and Industry in Nazi Germany

Michael Thad Allen, Georgia Tech

Gerald Feldman, University of California, Berkeley

Peter Hayes, Northwestern University

Harold James, Princeton University

Simon Reich, University of Pittsburgh

 

Hilberg Lecture, 2001

Hitler's 'Prophecy' and the 'Final Solution'

Ian Kershaw, University of Sheffield

 

Hilberg Lecture, 2000

The Holocaust: From Event and Experience to Memory and Representation

Omer Bartov, Brown University

 

Miller Symposium, 2000

Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany

Garland E. Allen, Washington University

Henry Friedlander, Brooklyn College

William Seidelman, Univ of Toronto

Robert Proctor, Pennsylvania State University

Michael Burleigh, University of Cardiff

Michael Kater , York University

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1999

The German Resistance Movement and the Holocaust

Hans Mommsen, University of Bochum

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1998

Culture and Context: The Shoah, The Germans and Us

Peter Hayes, Northwestern Univeristy

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1997

Investigating and Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals

Allan Ryan, Jr.

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1996

Crossing the Line in Nazi Genocide: On Becoming and Being a Professional Killer

Gerhard L. Weinberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1995

The Demise of the German Mandarins: The German University and the Jews (1933-1939)

Saul Friedlander, UCLA

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1994

The Tower of Life at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum: Restoring a Vanished Shtetl

Yaffa Eliach, Brooklyn College

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1993

Is the Holocaust Explicable?

Yehuda Bauer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Hilberg Lecture, 1992

The Face of the Perpetrators

Christopher R. Browning, Pacific Lutheran University

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