December 2011 Archives

Dear Friends and Supporters-

I will be stepping down as director of CHGS at the end of this academic year, as planned when I accepted the two-year position in June 2010. I am delighted to announce that the College of Liberal Arts has decided to convene a search for a new permanent director.

Being the director of CHGS has been a very rewarding experience for me. I would like to thank the staff of CHGS for all of their hard work in helping me further the mission of the Center. To our campus and community partners, thank you for all your warm support during my tenure.

I am convinced that CHGS will benefit immensely from having a permanent director who can carry forth the vision of founding director Stephen Feinstein. In the meantime, CHGS will continue its work in educating all sectors of society about the Holocaust and other genocides; it is my hope that you will continue to support us and the work we do. Please consult our website for upcoming programming and the latest resources and news.

I look forward to seeing you throughout the rest of the academic school year.

Bruno Chaouat

Posting: Director Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Leo Baeck Summer University in Jewish Studies, based at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, is open to international applications for the 2012 summer session (July 5 to August 17). The application deadline is January 15, 2012.

Speaker Series
January 4,5,10,17,24,26, 2012
Linnaeus Arboretum, Gustavus Adolphus College campus.
All lectures are free and open to the public.

Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and author of internationally acclaimed books related to the Holocaust spoke on campus on Wednesday night, October 26 about Holocaust Denial: A New Form of Anti-Semitism and her recent critically acclaimed book The Eichmann Trial.

You can view the lecture by clicking here.

An audio interview with Dr. Lipstadt about Holocaust Denial and the 50th anniversary of the Eichmann Trial on Access Minnesota.

As reported by Inside Higher Ed, Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, associate professor of religious studies at the University of California at Davis, has angered a Turkish-American group who reacted to an article about the historian's research that was published in the Davis alumni magazine by writing letters to university officials.

Dr. Watenpaugh gave a lecture sponsored by CHGS in April 2011. To watch a video of his talk, click here.

Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm
Sabes Jewish Community Center

Directed by Hilary Helstein and narrated by Maya Angelou, As Seen Through These Eyes is a window into the surviving art and artists of the Holocaust. The film offers an incredible look at humanity's survival mechanism, regardless of race or religion. The eyes of the witnesses reveal the profound need to communicate at any cost

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