Dr. Amy Weiss
Annunciation Center - Main Floor
Phone: (973) 290-4351
Event: American Protestant Holocaust Commemoration Projects – The Use of Fundraising and Forestry to Build A New Generation
Speaker: Dr. Amy Weiss
Date: Monday, September 18, 4:00pm
Location: Drew University, The Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Room 106
This talk examines the American Christian Palestine Committee's belief that it, as a Christian organization, needed to atone for the crimes committed by the Germans and their allies after the Holocaust. Although geographically removed from the physical devastation of World War II and not responsible for the tragic deaths of six million Jews, these liberal Protestants participated in and experienced a theological crisis in the wake of the Holocaust.
Event: Echoes and Reflections – Elie Wiesel's Night
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Flex Classrooms, Annunciation Center
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education is pleased to partner with the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem to offer an Echoes and Reflections program. This day-long teachers workshop will provide educators with the tools to teach Elie Wiesel’s Night in the broader historical context of the Holocaust.
Event: Kristallnacht Commemoration
Date: Monday, November 6, 7:30pm-9:15pm
Location: Dolan Performance Hall, Annunciation Center
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Shandler, Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University
Jeffrey Shandler is Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University. He is the author of While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 1999); Jews, God, and Videotape: Religion and Media in America (New York University Press, 2009); and, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices (Stanford University Press, 2017), among other titles.
Among his edited volumes are Awakening Lives: Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland before the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2002) and Anne Frank Unbound: Media, Imagination, Memory (Indiana University Press, 2012). Shandler's translations of Yiddish literature include Emil and Karl, a Holocaust novel for young readers by Yankev Glatshteyn (Roaring Brook, 2006).
He has served as president of the Association for Jewish Studies and is a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research.
Event registration coming soon.
Event: 27th Annual Week of Holocaust Remembrance
Date: Monday, November 6 to Friday, November 10
Location: College of Saint Elizabeth Campus
Stay tuned for more information about sessions taking place on campus throughout the week.