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Fall 2017

October 24, 2017
Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture: Recent Holocaust Scholarhsip in Light of the Work of Raul Hilberg, Dan Michman, Yad Vashem
Waterman Bldg 338 (Memorial Lounge) 7-9 p.m.

“Getting it Right, Getting it Wrong: Recent Holocaust Scholarship in Light of the Work of Raul Hilberg”
Speaker: Dan Michman, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

In this lecture, Professor Michman will reflect on Raul Hilberg's two basic conceptualizations of the Holocaust and its protagonists, and how these might be better understood in view of Michman’s own research on a number of aspects of Holocaust history, e.g, ghettos, Jewish Councils, religious life, and economic persecution. In addition, Michman will examine how some important dimensions of Hilberg’s work, including that about the early phase of Nazi anti-Jewish policy and about the German railroad during the war, have been ignored by scholars such as Timothy Snyder, Mark Mazower, and Donald Bloxham, leading them to miss essential aspects of the Holocaust.

Dan Michman is Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studiesat Yad Vashem. He is also Emeritus Professor of Modern Jewish History, Chair of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the Abraham and Edita Spiegel Family Chair in Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University. He was born in Amsterdam in 1947 and came to Israel as a child in 1957, when his father, Joseph Michman (then: Melkman) was appointed General Director of Yad Vashem. After his military service, he studied Jewish history and Hebrew linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he earned his doctorate in 1978 by writing a dissertation on “Jewish Refugees from Germany in The Netherlands, 1933–1940.” In 1976 he joined the faculty of the Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, teaching and researching in the field of modern Jewish history in general and in the Shoah in particular. During the 1980s, he also devised a comprehensive academic course on Shoah history for the Open University of Israel, which was translated later into Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian. Professor Michman has published numerous books and articles in a variety of languages on the history of Dutch and Belgian Jewry, Israeli society, and mostly on various aspects of the Shoah—historiography, ghettos, Jewish Councils, and Jewish leadership, Jewish religious life, problems of Jewish refugees and migration, resistance, Western Europe, the survivors, the impact of the Shoah on Israeli society and religious Jewry, and more. Professor Michman has been involved with Yad Vashem’s scholarly and educational activities since the early 1980s, is on the editorial board of Yad Vashem Studies since the mid 1990s, and served as Chief Historian from 2000 to 2011. He is a member of editorial boards of several scholarly journals and of academic boards of institutionsin Israel and abroad.

The annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture is supported by a generous gift from Jerold D. Jacobson, Esquire, of New York CIty, UVM Class of 1962, and his wife Gertraude Holle-Suppa.

 

October 19, 2017
An Evening with Art Spiegelman
Music Bldg-A200 Recital Hall 7-9 p.m.
Please join us October 19, 2017 for an evening of conversation with legendary cartoonist, Art Spiegelman. In an onstage interview and presentation, Spiegelman will discuss his extensive body of work, including his award winning graphic novel Maus, and share his perspectives on the history of comics and use of comics in non-fiction storytelling. The event will conclude with an audience question and answer session. Signed copies of Spiegelman's books Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps, Breakdown and Si Lewen's Parade will be available for purchase.

Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus—which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and controversial content. In his lecture, “What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?” Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes that in our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for “comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.”

Having rejected his father’s aspirations for him to become a dentist, Art Spiegelman studied cartooning in high school and began drawing professionally at age 15. He went on to study art and philosophy at Harpur College before becoming part of the underground comix subculture of the 60s and 70s. As creative consultant for Topps Bubble Gum Co. from 1965-1987, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids and other novelty items, and taught history and aesthetics of comics at the School for Visual Arts in New York from 1979-1986. In 2007 he was a Heyman Fellow of the Humanities at Columbia University where he taught a Masters of the Comics seminar. In 1980, Spiegelman founded RAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine, with his wife, Françoise Mouly—Maus was originally serialized in the pages of RAW. Before being published by Pantheon, who have published many of his subsequent works including an illustrated version of the 1928 lost classic, The Wild Party, by Joseph Moncure March.

Sponsored by the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, the Department of German and Russian, and the Jewish Studies Program. Supported by the Richard Ader/Paul Konigsberg Endowment for the UVM Center for Holocaust Studies. Presented in Cooperation with the Vermont Folklife Center’s Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium

 

October 18, 2017
Conference: Raul Hilberg und die Holocaust-Historiographie
Berlin, Germany, October 18-20, 2017

Sponsored by the Center for Research in Contemporary History(ZZF), Potsdam, Germany, with financial support from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Bonn. Co-Sponsors: Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Vermont; Fritz Bauer Institute; Jena Center for 20th Century History; Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies; USHMM, Washington Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), Munich
 

Spring 2017

April 23, 2017
Film and Discussion: Lost Town
Featuring a Q&A with Avrom Bendavid-Val, author of ”The Lost Town Book” and central figure in the film.
Supported by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship in Holocaust Studies

April 12, 2017
Jewish Religious Response to the Holocaust, Holocaust Remembrance Day
Lecture by Richard Sugarman, University of Vermont

April 5, 2017
Martin Heidegger and the Far Right in Contemporary Europe, lecture by Richard Wolin, CUNY Graduate Center
Supported by the Richard Ader/Paul Konigsberg Endowment for the UVM Center for Holocaust Studies.


Fall 2016

November 14, 2016
The Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial LectureOut of the Limelight or In: Raul Hilberg and the Future of 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, and his wife Gertraude Holle-Suppa.

October 26, 2016
The Voyage of the St. Louis and American "Refugee" Policy
Lecture by Paul Vincent, Keene State College
Supported by the Henry and Lili Altschuler Endowment

October 15, 2016
Concert: Guy Mendilow Ensemble
Supported by the Kinsler Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM

September 18, 2016
Symposium: Psychiatry in the Third Reich

Sponsors: UVM Miller Center for Holocaust Studies
The Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship in Holocaust Studies
UVM College of Arts and Sciences
UVM College of Medicine
Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families
UVM Department of Psychiatry
Howard Center

Conveners:
G. Scott Waterman, Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, UVM College of Medicine
Alan E. Steinweis, Professor of History and Miller Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies, UVM

Speakers:
Sheila Faith Weiss, Clarkson University
Volker Roelcke, University of Giessen
Robert Althoff, University of Vermont
James Hudziak, University of Vermont
Peter Zachar, Auburn University Montgomery
John Sadler, University of Texas Southwestern

 

Spring 2016

May 15, 2016
Film: Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking about the Unspeakable

May 3, 2016
The Pink Triangle: LGBTQ People and the Holocaust

May 2, 2016
German Attitudes toward the Holocaust: A Personal View
This event is sponsored by Ohavi Zeek Synagogue 188 N. Prospect Street, Burlington; David Scrase, Former Director, UVM Center for Holocaust Studies

April 18, 2016
Raul Hilberg and the Beginnings of Holocaust Scholarship
Lecture by Magnus Brechtken, Inst. for Contemporary History, Munich

April 17, 2016
Film: Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions
Film screening at the Fleming Museum in connection with the ongoing exhibition “Samuel Bak: Survival and Memory"

April 6, 2016
Holocaust Survivor as Master Artist: Samuel Bak's Images of the Past and Present
Lecture by Jeffrey Diefendorf, University of New Hampshire
Sponsored by the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies and the Fleming Museum, co-sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies Program.

March 28, 2016
The Phantom Holocaust of Soviet Cinema
Lecture by Olga Gershenson, Univ of Mass, Amherst

March 20, 2016
Film: Samuel Bak: The Art of Speaking about the Unspeakable

March 17, 2016
Children in Terezín, lunchtime talk by Anna Hajkova, Univ of Warwick
Anna Hajkova's talk is sponsored by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship of Holocaust Studies at UVM.

March 16, 2016
A Children’s Opera in the Holocaust: Staging Brundibár
Anna Hajkova, University of Warwick, UK
Sponsored by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship of Holocaust Studies

March 28, 2016
The Phantom Holocaust of Soviet Cinema
Olga Gershenson, Univ of Mass, Amherst
Underwritten by the Henry and Lili Altschuler Endowment Co-sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies Program

April 6, 2016
Holocaust Survivor as Master Artist: Samuel Bak's Images of the Past and Present
Jeffrey Diefendorf, University of New Hampshire
Sponsored by the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies and the Fleming Museum Co-sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies Program

April 18, 2016
Raul Hilberg and the Beginnings of Holocaust Scholarship
Lecture by Magnus Brechtken, Institute for Contemporary History, Munich
Sponsored by the Raul Hilberg Distinguished Professorship of Holocaust Studies


Fall 2015

October 6, 2015
"Casablanca," Hitler’s Refugees, and the Hollywood Screen
Noah Isenberg, The New School
Underwritten by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship for Holocaust Studies Fund and Miller Endowment

October 7-8, 2015
Symposium: Exil und Shoah/Exile and the Holocaust

Conveners:
Bettina Bannasch (University of Augsburg) and Alan E. Steinweis (University of Vermont), in cooperation with Helga Schreckenberger (University of Vermont).
Ein Exilant unter Exilanten. Raul Hilbergs frühe Jahre in den USA 1939-1961 René Schlott, Center for Research in Contemporary History, Potsdam
Write and Resist: Ernst Fraenkel and Franz Neumann on the Role of Natural Law in Fighting Nazi Tyranny Douglas G. Morris, Federal Defenders of New York, Inc.
Friedrich Pollock and the Rethinking of Anti-Semitism in American Exile, 1939-1945 Philipp Lenhard, University of Munich
William G. Niederland und die Ursprünge des "Überlebenden-Syndroms" Claudia Moisel, University of Munich
When the Facts about Auschwitz Came Through...”-Der traumatische Einbruch der Shoah ins Exil: von den ersten Berichten und Zeugnissen (1942/43) hin zum Versuch, Vernichtung in Sprache zu fassen Primus-Heinz Kucher, University of Klagenfurt
“Ungerettet gerettet”: die Shoah in der Exillyrik Helga Schreckenberger, University of Vermont
 “Wir sind absolut und ganz im Exil” – Exil als conditio humana in der Essayistik Margarete Susmans Gerhild Rochus, University of Augsburg
Re-Interpretationen Shylocks. Alexander Granachs Briefe aus dem Exil Mona Körte, Center for Literary and Cultural Research, Berlin
Lion Feuchtwangers Deutung der nationalsozialistischen Judenverfolgung Sophia Dafinger, University of Augsburg
Exilliteratur als Literatur des Überlebens: zum Beispiel Peter Weiss Doerte Bischoff, University of Hamburg
“Der mit den sechs Millionen gestorben ist...” - Groteske Narrative der Verweigerung: Identität und Begrifflichkeiten des Exils am Beispiel Edgar Hilsenraths Anna Zachmann, University of Augsburg
Nirgendwo war Heimat (2012): Die Rezeption der Shoah in Stefanie Zweigs Exilromanen Natalie Eppelsheimer, Middlebury College

Underwritten by the Leonard and Carolyn Miller Distinguished Professorship of Holocaust Studies at UVM.

October 16, 2015
Mixed Marriages in Nazi Germany
Maximilian Strnad, University of Munich
Underwritten by The Richard Ader/Paul Konigsberg Endowment for the UVM Center for Holocaust Studies

November 2, 2015
The Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture
Jewish Refugees in Portugal, 1940-45
Marion Kaplan, New York 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

November 12, 2015
Survival Underground: Jews in Hiding in Poland and Germany during the Holocaust A mini-symposium featuring Natalia Aleksiun, Touro College, and Susanna Schrafstetter, University of Vermont
Underwritten by the Kinsler Endowment for Holocaust Studies at UVM
Co-sponsored by the Russian and East European Studies Program


Spring 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015
On the Margins of the Holocaust: Hunting Down the Jews in Poland
Jan Grabowski, University of Ottawa
Underwritten by the Altschuler Endowment for Holocaust Studies.
Co-sponsored by the UVM Russian and East European Program.

Monday,  March 30, 2015
Annual Harry H. Kahn Memorial Lecture
Forgetting and Remembering the Nazi Past in Munich: Observations from Up Close
Alan E. Steinweis, University of Vermont
Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Story Behind the Sandcastle Girls: The Centennial of the Slaughter You Know Next to Nothing About 
Chris Bohjalian
Sponsored by the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies and the Middle East Studies Program.

April 14, 2015
Annual Yom Hashoah Lecture
Grief: A History of the World’s First Holocaust Liberation Photograph, David Shneer, University of Colorado
Underwritten by the Richard Ader/Paul Konigsberg Endowment for the UVM Center for Holocaust Studies

April 18-19, 2015
The Seventh Miller Symposium: Responses in the Middle East to National Socialism and the Holocaust, 1933-1945
Contemporary Reactions in the Middle East to Nazism and the Holocaust: Scholarship and the "War of Narratives"
Gilbert Achcar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Get out of Mosul, Hajj Amin: Iraqi Elites, Iraqi Jews, and Nazism
Orit Bashkin, University of Chicago

Demon and Heretic: Intellectual Representations of Hitler and Nazism in the Egyptian Public Sphere, 1938-1945”
Israel Gershoni, Tel Aviv University

Rescue or Rejection: Facts and Myths about Turkey and the Holocaust
Corry Guttstadt, University of Hamburg

Defining the Nation and its Other: Discussing Nazi Ideology in Syria and Lebanon during the 1930s
Götz Nordbruch, Georg Eckert Institut-Leibnitz Institut, Braunschweig

The Persecution of the Jews in Germany in Egyptian and Palestinian Public Discourses: A Comparative Perspective
Esther Webman, Tel Aviv University

Underwritten by the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Distinguished Professorship for Holocaust Studies, and co-sponsored by the UVM Middle East Studies Program.

April 20, 2015
Symposium: Nazi Looting, the Monuments Men, and Art Restitution Today
Nazi-Era Looting and Restitution: The Saga Continues
Dr. Sharon Flescher, Executive Director, International Foundation for Art Research, New York

From Art Historian to Art Sleuth: Conducting Nazi-era Provenance Research at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dr. Victoria Reed, Sadler Curator for Provenance Research, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Five Uncomfortable and Difficult Topics Relating to the Restitution of Nazi Looted Art
Prof. Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College

Symposium organizers: Anthony Grudin and Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio (both of the UVM Department of Art and Art History

Sponsored by: Department of Art and Art History, UVM Humanities Center, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, and the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies.


Fall 2014

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

October 27, 2014
The Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture: The Nazis, Their Wars, and the Fate of the Jews 1938-1945
David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London
Underwritten by the Raul Hilberg Distinguished Professorship of Holocaust Studies Fund

November 3, 2014
Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Wendy Lower, Claremont McKenna College
Underwritten by the Richard Ader/Paul Konigsberg Endowment for the UVM Center for Holocaust Studies

November 13, 2014
African Claims After Genocide and German Memory Politics
Reinhart Koessler, Director, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, University of Freiburg
Underwritten by The Leonard & Carolyn Miller Holocaust Studies Endowment


Spring 2014

March 31, 2014
Recent Trends in Holocaust Research in Italy
Franklin H. Adler, Macalester College

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

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

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


Fall 2013

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).

October 8, 2013
Zionist Responses to Nazism in the Jewish Community in Palestine
Mark Gelber, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

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

November 5, 2013
Richard Wagner in the Third Reich
Pamela Potter, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Summer 2013


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).


Spring 2013


February 22, 2013
Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf: Toward a Scholarly Edition
Edith Raim, Institute for Contemporary History, Munich

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

March 22, 2013
German Intelligence and the Holocaust
Katrin Paehler, Illinois State University

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

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 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


Fall 2012

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

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

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)


Spring 2012

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.

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

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 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 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


Fall 2011

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.

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

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


Summer 2011

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

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)


Spring 2011

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

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

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 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

April 14, 2011
Lev Raphael reads from his book My Germany
Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian

April 28, 2011
Holocaust Memorial/Yom Hashoah Lecture: Surviving the Holocaust: One Family's Story
Ronald J. Berger, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Fall 2010

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

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

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

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

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.

November 15, 2010
The Memory of Child Survivors: Documents, Memoir, Auto-Fiction
Yehudi Lindeman, McGill University


Spring 2010

February 19, 2010
Geographies of the Holocaust
Anne K. Knowles, Middlebury College>

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.

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

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


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.

 

Fall 2009

October 15, 2009
Locating Nazi Evil: German-Jewish Intellectuals Confront the Crimes of the Third Reich
Steven Aschheim, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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.

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.

Miller Symposium: 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

 

The Evolving Study of Antisemitism
Robert Chazan, New York University

The Darfur Genocide: How We Can End It
John Prendergast, Co-Chair, ENOUGH Project


2008

Hilberg Lecture:The Failure(s) of Ethics: The Holocaust and Its Reverberations
John Roth, Claremont McKenna College

Pope Pius XII and World War II
Gerhard L. Weinberg, Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Netherlands and the German Occupation: Myth and Reality
David Barnouw, War Documentation Center (Amsterdam)

Comradeship and Sex in Hitler's Military
Geoffrey Giles, University of Florida

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


2007

Hilberg Lecture
Feigning Resistance to Nazism: The Case of Singer Lotte Lehmann
Michael Kater, York University

Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany
Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2006

Hilberg Lecture, 2006 ‘Oneself as Another’: Identification  and Mourning in Writing about Victims of the Holocaust
Susan Suleiman, Harvard University

Germany and the Jewish World: History as a Trap
Michael Wolffsohn, University of the Bundeswehr, Munich


Nuremberg's Secret Legacy: The Allied 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