UVM Center for Holocaust Studies Events Calendar

Sun Oct 21 2018

  • Symposium: Poland under German Occupation
    9:00am - 6:30pm
    UVM Alumni House, 61 Summit Street

    The Eighth Miller Symposium

    Poland under German Occupation, 1939-45

    Free and open to the public

    Coffee and refreshments will be served, and lunch will be provided for all attendees

    Schedule

    9:00-9:15 am: Welcoming Remarks

    9:15-10:30 am: “The Ghettos: Jewish Sources on the Struggle for Survival in Warsaw and Łódź,” Andrea Löw, Institute for Contemporary History, Munich

    10:45 a.m.-12:00 pm: “Pyrrhic Victories?: Warsaw’s Two Uprisings in the Second World War,” Winson Chu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    12:00-1:30 pm: Lunch

    1:30-2:45 pm: “Uneasy Bonds: Jews in Hiding and the Making of Surrogate Families,” Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College

    3:00-4:15 pm: “Stories of Power: Sexual Contacts between Occupiers and Locals in German-Occupied Poland,” Maren Röger, University of Augsburg

    4:30-5:45 pm: “Polish Debates on the Holocaust from the 1940s to the Present,” Dariusz Stola, Polin-Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

    5:45-6:30: Closing Discussion

    Sponsored by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM and the Center for Holocaust Studies of the Institute for Contemporary History, Munich-Berlin

Sat Nov 10 2018

  • Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird (Performances at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm)
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    FlynnSpace, 153 Main Street, Burlington

    Two performances, starting at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm respectively.

    There is an entry fee for these concerts, which are being presented as part of the UVM Lane Series. For information about tickets, please visit the Lane Series website: https://www.uvm.edu/laneseries

    Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, with their immersive and edgy performance style, live up to their reputation as "radical Yiddish borderland bandistas with punk attitude.” Dedicated to the great political and personal themes of our time, they play revolutionary anthems for the apocalypse. The music is part Klezmer, part jazz, and part Weimar Cabaret, with homages to Brecht, Tom Waits, and folk ballads. Kahn and his band are originals who do not shy away from subversive themes. Daniel was supposed to be a part of the Semer Ensemble music tour last season but had a prior commitment, and so we’re excited to present him this season, with his own band, in the atmospheric black box theater of the FlynnSpace.

    Co-sponsored by the UVM Lane Series, Vermont Public Radio, Jewish Communities of Vermont, and the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies at UVM.

Mon Nov 12 2018

  • The Klaus Barbie Trial and the Jews of France
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

    Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture
    The Klaus Barbie Trial and the Jews of France
    Speaker: Norman Goda, University of Florida

    The trial of Klaus Barbie (the so-called “Butcher of Lyon”) in 1987 was France’s most notable Holocaust trial. The desire by French Jewish leaders to emphasie Jewish Holocaust testimonies pitted them against powerful forces in France that favored opposing narratives, from former members of the French resistance to post-colonial thinkers, who especially opposed Israel and sought to equate the Jewish State with Nazi Germany. The trial helps to explain underlying antisemitic forces in France today.
    Norman J.W. Goda is the Norman and Irma Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida. His books include Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War and The Holocaust: Europe, the World, and the Jews, 1918-1945.

    The Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is supported by Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York City, UVM Class of 1962, and his wife Gertraude Holle-Suppa

Wed Mar 27 2019

  • Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing, Lecture by James Waller, Keene State College
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

    Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing

    Lecture by James Waller, Keene State College

    Details TBA

    Sponsored by the Kinsler Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM

Wed May 01 2019

  • Remembering the Shoah through Muslim Eyes, Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge)

    Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

    Remembering the Shoah through Muslim Eyes

    Speaker: Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College

    Further details TBA

    Sponsored by the Richard Ader and Paul Konigsberg Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM