We cordially invite our friends and followers to the annual conference in memory of Dr. Reuben Hecht, which we will be hosting this coming Wednesday. The conference will focus on Holocaust Denial and its Repercussions. and will be held from 10:00-14:00 in the Rabin Building at the University, and will be open to the public.
The seminar will be opened by the head of our institute,Professor Arieh Kochavi, and will include two monitored panels.
The first will be an expert panel moderated by Dr. Kobi Kabalek, member of our faculty, and featuring Professor Elhanan Yakira of the Hebrew University, Ephraim Kaye of Yad Vashem, and Gideon Behar, head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry Department for the Fight against Anti-Semitism. The panel will discuss the connections between Holocaust denial and the delegitimization of Israel, educational challenges in the face of Holocaust denial, and the official Israeli response to Holocaust denial.
The second panel, which will be moderated by Ephraim Kaye, and will feature four of our students, Fruszina Hoor, Ionela Dascultu, Gabriel Mayer, and Eric Hammer. University of Haifa students Arnon Duekman and Adi Levi will also be featured on this panel. The panel will examine Holocaust denial in post-communist Hungary and Romania, the Holocaust in American media and Holocaust denial in the digital age and social media.
To see the formal invitation to the event please click here.