Current Events, Current Students, Newsletter, Program News, Research, Uncategorized

Newsletter Fall 2017

Screenshot_2...

Website  ■  Blog  ■  Donate  ■  Scholarships


Newsletter:
Fall 2017


We were happy to welcome this last October a group of new young students, who constitute our sixth Cohort. These students – from Israel, the U.S., Canada, England, Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia and Ukraine, will be studying with us for the next 12 months, touring Holocaust related sites, interning at museums, schools and research centers and working on their own independent research. We look forward to sharing their meaningful year with you all in our blog and newsletters.
We are happy to share with you some of the highlights of the last few months, as well as to let you know what to expect in the coming months. We have a very exciting year ahead!Please let everyone know that we are now accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year and are on the lookout for excellent and motivated students. Please share our newsletter and help us reach those who are committed to the research and study of the Holocaust.

Prof. Arieh J. Kochavi & Dr. Yael Granot-Bein


Program News


malloryCohort V Student Reflects on Her Life Changing Year

It has already been three months since we said goodbye to Cohort V. Our student Mallory reflects on her life changing year, shares her plans for the future, and gives advice for the students of Cohort VI…

Read More


Iternational Internship Announcement


Each year students of our program are encouraged to apply for our prestigious intenational internships. They are an amazing opportunity for our students to gain professional, hands-on experience while networking, paving the way for their future careers in the field of Holocaust Studies. Students are given a scholarship from the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies to help cover their accommodation and airfares. We are proud to announce the students who will be undertaking our internships this academic year!

jasmine_0Jasmine Munn-McDonnell, Cohort V
The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London

What inspired you to apply for our international internships and what makes you most excited about interning at the Wiener Library in London?

I would have been crazy to not apply for this round of international internships. One of the things that most attracted me to this program before applying was the partnerships with world-class museums and institutions. To gain professional experience abroad on top of the MA was an opportunity that was not to be missed! I am excited to intern at the Wiener Library specifically because it has such a rich and fascinating history. The library was founded in 1933 and was in operation during the Holocaust. The library’s mission today of supporting research, learning, teaching and advocacy about the Holocaust and genocide is important and something that I am passionate about. And, needless to say, I am excited to spend five weeks living in London!

What kind of work will you be doing at the Wiener Library?

At the library, I will be working on numerous projects. I will be working with the Library’s social media and helping with the launch of their new website and Facebook page. I will be in London for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and at that time of year, the Library holds a debate for young people, which I will be helping to formulate questions for. Also while I am interning, the Library and the University of London are running a conference entitled Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution, which is something that I will be helping out with.

hana_1Hana Green, Cohort V
Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond

Hana will be working under the supervision of the museum’s Senior Historian, Dr. Charles Sydnor, and with Director of Education, Megan Ferenczy, on several educational projects and educational outreach programs. Additionally, she will be helping out with tours and the ongoing care and upgrading of exhibits during her time at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

eugenia_1-e1...Eugenia Mihalcea, Cohort V
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Eugenia will be working on a project at the museum that involves using oral testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation to create IWalks (video segments that can be used on guided tours to provide historical context to sites).

 

 

eugenia_1-e1...Mallory N., Cohort V
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.
Mallory will be completing a fellowship at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Her research is titled: “The British-American Diplomat and the Lithuanian Nationalist: The relationship of John Mazionis and Stasys Žakevičius during the years 1939-1961”.

roteminternshipRotem Zilber, Cohort IV
The Jewish Museum in Budapest

Rotem will be interning at the Jewish Museum in Budapest, focusing on Holocaust education. Rotem, a teacher, will enhance her skills as a teacher by working in a different cultural setting

 

 

 


hirshDr. David Hirsh Speaks about Contemporary Left Antisemitism

The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies had the pleasure of hosting Dr. David Hirsh, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, who spoke about the subject matter of his new book: Contemporary Left Antisemitism. Hirsh’s book covers a range of issues surrounding contemporary left antisemitism in the United Kingdom…

Read more…

 

mallindAlumni Activities

Congratulations to Mallory (Cohort V) and Lindsay Shapiro (Cohort III) who recently presented their research at the Seventh International Conference for Jewish Studies Researchers in Warsaw. Mallory’s presentation was titled “Through the Decades: The Jewish Perception of the Great Provocation and its Aftermath”, and Lindsay presented on “Polish Immigration to Israel during the Polish Anti-Zionist Campaign 1967-1970”.


Welcoming Cohort VI


DoronLivnat_...

On 12 November, Doron Livnat, the son of Yitzhak Livnat, and his wife Marian visited and welcomed Cohort VI to the program. Regrettably, this is the first cohort since the creation of our program who did not have the opportunity to hear Yitzhak speak. We are so thankful to have had Yitzhak as a dear friend and partner.

The Livnat family, through their generosity, continues to impact our program and students. Their annual donation allows students from different countries to spend a year in Israel and dedicate their time and energy to researching the Holocaust. We are forever grateful to Honorary Dr. Livnat and his wife Marian for their continued support. We will never forget Yitzhak and his legacy and promise to carry it on.

Holocaust Survivor Micha Gelber and his wife also joined Doron and Marian. Micha shared his story with Cohort VI.

Read Micha Gelber’s story here


Meet Cohort VI


malloryOlga Kartashova, Russia

MA in Comparative History and Jewish studies at the Central European University in Budapest.

My main interests in the field are the history of the Holocaust in Poland and in the USSR and its aftermath, memorialization, politics of memory, mythology, historiography, and war crimes trials in Eastern Europe.

I am interested in how Jewish, Polish and Soviet agencies together with Nuremberg Tribunal formed the memory of Holocaust and helped to remember/forget the crimes connected to Nazi death camps in Poland.

malloryAndreea Camelia Tudor, Romania

B.A English and Romanian literature, University of Bucharest; MA in Jewish Studies, Paidea University, Sweden.

Everything started with a poem. I was a first year Bachelor’s student studying literature at the University of Bucharest and I came across Paul Celan’s famous Death Fugue. I had read it thousands times before, but did not internalize it until that moment of clarity. My interpretative lenses changed in that moment. I was repeating and combining the phrases and realized how vividly Holocaust imagery plays in my head. Years passed by and I found myself driving indirectly towards researching the Holocaust in Romania.

Read more about Olga and Andreea here


What to Expect This Year


ghez-collect...

The Ghez Collection Catalogue and Exhibition

In 1978 Dr. Oscar Ghez, a Swiss art collector, donated his collection of works of art by artists who perished in the Holocaust to the University of Haifa. Consisting of paintings, watercolours, drawings and scultures, the collection includes over 130 works by 18 artists who lived and worked in Paris before the Holocaust. Arrested by the Nazis and their French collaborators, many of these artists were interned in the transit camps of Drancy, Gurs, Compiègne before being deported East to death camps. Ghez conceived of the collection as a memorial to artists who perished in the Holocaust, but it is also an important record of their lives and creativity.

In 2017 the students of Cohort V worked with Dr. Rachel Perry, researching these 18 artists and compiling a new catalogue of their works.

We are proud to share the digital version of the catalogue, which is available to view online here.

In the Spring of 2018 we are excited to be opening an exhibition of the Ghez Collection of Jewish Artists Who Perished in the Holocaust in the Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa. Students of Cohort VI will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Rachel Perry as an internship curating and installing the exhibition.


jagieJagiallonian University

Our program enjoys a close cooperation with the Jagiallonian University in Krakow, Poland. We have hosted Dr. Edyta Gawron for a series of lectures on the Jews of Poland and our students were hosted by Dr. Ewa Wegrzyn and her students. This year through the EU program of Erasmus, we will host professors from the Jagiallonian University and facilitate student’s exchange between the two institutions.

NYjewishHeritage Museum

We are pleased to share with you our new partnership with the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York. From 2018 students will have the opportunity to undertake 4-8 week internships at the Jewish Heritage Museum in New York as well as at their partner institution, the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Poland or New York.

coursesMulti-disciplinary Courses

As well as providing our students with a strong historical foundation of the Holocaust, students of our multi-disciplinary program have the opportunity to enrol in a wide range of courses that cover a number of academic approaches. Some of the multidisciplinary courses offered to our students this year are…

Read more…

ihrig2016Faculty Feature: Prof. Stefan Ihrig

Professor Stefan Ihrig received his BA degree in Law and Politics at the Queen Mary University in London, his MA degree in History, Turcology and Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and his PhD in History at the University of Cambridge….

Read more…

 

s200_carol.k...Faculty Feature: Dr. Carol Kidron

Dr. Carol A. Kidron is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa. She teaches Anthropology of Memory, Trauma and Commemoration in the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies…

Read more…


Website    Blog    Donate    Scholarships


ionela_2_1

THANK YOU

for supporting the International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa. We are proud to have friends and followers around the world!


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/

Advertisements
Standard
Current Students, Holocaust Education, Program News, Uncategorized

Meet Cohort VI

www.vegeldaniel.comOlga Kartashova, Russia

What brought you to the University of Haifa?

After completion of an MA in Comparative History and Jewish studies at the Central European University in Budapest, I had in hand a decision to devote myself to the career of a Holocaust scholar and pursue further opportunities in academia. What supported my decision was a serious reputation of this very “young” program worldwide and the recommendations of alumni. And, of course, discovering Israel by living here for a year seemed to be a great adventure.

Interests within the field of Holocaust Studies:

My main interests in the field are the history of the Holocaust in Poland and in the USSR and its aftermath, memorialization, politics of memory, mythology, historiography, and war crimes trials in Eastern Europe. At the moment I am beginning the research on the trials of Nazi crimes in Poland just after the war. I am interested in how Jewish, Polish and Soviet agencies together with Nuremberg Tribunal formed the memory of Holocaust and helped to remember/forget the crimes connected to Nazi death camps in Poland.

What is your favourite aspect of the program?

I am happy to devote this year to my professional development thanks to the program’s rich study offer. I am amazed by the level of the teaching faculty, who are friendly and brilliant educators as well as active and successful international scholars. I enjoy weekly movie screenings and exciting and meaningful meetings with Holocaust survivors. The program administration is always helpful and treats anyone with maximum care and attention to needs. I appreciate my classmates for inspiring conversations during and after classes and support in common difficulties and moments of crisis.

What is your favourite part of living in Israel?

Once in a lifetime experience of life in the Middle East changes the common Europe-centric perspective forever.  I love traveling around discovering the variety of landscapes, architecture, and cultures.  Nature here is completely different from one that I was used to. People and nice and energetic. If it comes to the professional side of living here, I am very excited to have world-class archives, museums, and libraries at arm’s length. Conducting your research by working in Yad Vashem or Ghetto Fighter’s Museum archives is a unique opportunity.

What would you like to do with your degree?

I plan to apply to Ph.D. programs in Germany and USA next year. I am convinced that thanks to the Program’s training I will have a good chance to succeed in academia. My long-term goal is to become a researcher and educator in Holocaust studies.

me(1)Danny Melkonowicki, Israel

What brought you to the University of Haifa?

The unique program of the MA in Holocaust Studies brought me to the University of Haifa.

Interests within the field of Holocaust Studies

My interests within the field are discovering the Holocaust in the USSR and the media and communication aspect of Nazi propaganda.

What is your favorite aspect of the program?

My favorite aspect is that the program is international and interdisciplinary and offers a variety of study fields which are quite comprehensive.

What is your favorite part of living in Israel?

I’m Israeli, so there is no something particular that I like, It’s my homeland…

What would you like to do with your degree?

Personally I would like to deepen my knowledge in order to manifest my grandmother’s testimony into a book. Professionally, I would like to step into the research field of the Holocaust, combining my background with the new tools that I would acquire during the studies in the program.

Andreea Camelia TudorAndreea Camelia Tudor, Romania

What brought you to the University of Haifa?

Everything started with a poem. I was a first year Bachelor’s student studying literature at the University of Bucharest and I came across Paul Celan’s famous Death Fugue. I had read it thousands times before, but did not internalize it until that moment of clarity. My interpretative lenses changed in that moment. I was repeating and combining the phrases and realized how vividly Holocaust imagery plays in my head. All this mental play got me thinking how many gaps are still to be filled in regarding the Romanian Holocaust and planted for the first time the idea that one day I might conduct a research myself.  Years passed by and I found myself driving indirectly towards this direction. I was almost completing my education when I met a graduate of the Holocaust Program at the University of Haifa and I started contemplating applying for it. This year, I submitted my application and here I am.

Interests within the field of Holocaust Studies:

Coming back to Celan’s poem, what struck me all the time while reading the poem was that he chose to dichotomize metaphorically the Germans and the Jews using the figures of two women, each of them representative for the two literatures. The poem ends with these 2 lines: “your golden hair Margarite/ Your golden hair Shulamite.” Goethe’s Margarite and Solomon’s Shulamit. This juxtaposition made me thinking that what I am truly interested in researching within Holocaust studies is the female experience. Many studies have been conducted starting with the 80’s regarding the differences in perception, internalization and trauma management of the two genders, but not much has been said in-depth about the women’s experiences and narratives in the Romanian Holocaust in Transnistria. Therefore, my interests focus on discovering an accurate and more comprehensive gender-inclusive picture of the personal experiences and memory of the Holocaust in Transnistria.

What is your favourite aspect of the program?

What appealed to me at first is the multidisciplinary approach that the program offers. Weaving history with literature, art, language skills and practical knowledge acquired through internships gives the program a comprehensive take on the Holocaust. But additionally to this, the program comes with friendships that are being formed here, inside-histories and a lot of experience that you can use later on not only in this field, but also in life.

What is your favourite part of living in Israel?

Israel is a country of contradictions. It is a place where an amalgam of cultures meet and give birth to a mosaic of lifestyles, traditions and mentalities. Despite the differences, these cultures found a way of co-existing peacefully and sharing this amazing landscape that Israel has. Haifa is the perfect example of cultures which intermingle and provide a delicious offer of food, music, customs, languages and history. Choosing my favorite part in living in Israel is a difficult task because I cannot decide between the yallah that you hear all the time, rega and shnia which are indicative of Israel’s different conception of time, the wonderful people on the street that will smile at you and the best falafel in the world.  And let us not forget about the landscape. Because the University is on the Carmel Mountain with a spectacular view over the sea, every day is a day in Paradise.

What would you like to do with your degree?

I am planning on writing a thesis at the end of the program and embrace every opportunity that might crop up. The final aim would be to expand my research and get enrolled into a PhD program and I am sure that the knowledge that I am going to acquire here will serve me well into pursuing an academic career.


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/

Standard
Current Students, Holocaust Internship, Program News, Research, Special Projects, Uncategorized

The Ghez Collection Catalogue Released Online

Ghez Collection Catalogue

In 1978 Dr. Oscar Ghez, a Swiss art collector, donated his collection of works of art by artists who perished in the Holocaust to the University of Haifa. Consisting of paintings, watercolours, drawings and scultures, the collection includes over 130 works by 18 artists who lived and worked in Paris before the Holocaust. Arrested by the Nazis and their French collaborators, many of these artists were interned in the transit camps of Drancy, Gurs, Compiègne before being deported East to death camps. Ghez conceived of the collection as a memorial to artists who perished in the Holocaust, but it is also an important record of their lives and creativity.

In 2017 the students of Cohort V worked with Dr. Rachel Perry, researching these 18 artists and compiling a new catalogue of their works.

We are proud to share the digital version of the catalogue, which is available to view online here.

 

In the Spring of 2018 we are excited to be opening an exhibition of the Ghez Collection of Jewish Artists Who Perished in the Holocaust in the Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa. Students of Cohort VI will have the opportunity to work with Dr. Rachel Perry as an internship curating and installing the exhibition.


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/

Standard
Faculty, Holocaust Education, Program News, Research, Uncategorized

Faculty Feature: Professor Stefan Ihrig

Ihrig2016Professor Stefan Ihrig received his BA degree in Law and Politics at the Queen Mary University in London, his MA degree in History, Turcology and Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and his PhD in History at the University of Cambridge. Professor Ihrig spent four years as a project assistant and researcher at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research and has also spent four years as a Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He has previously lectured at the Free University of Berlin and the Univesity of Regensburg. In 2016 the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies had the pleasure of welcoming him to the faculty. He is also a professor in the Department of General History at the University of Haifa and at the Haifa Center of German and European Studies.

justifyinggenocideProfessor Ihrig’s recently published book Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler focuses on some of the connections between the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust. Justifying Genocide shows that the two are much more connected than previously thought. Professor Ihrig focuses on Germany’s close foreign relations with the Ottoman Empire, as well as responses and reactions to the violence and genocide against the Armenians. Professor Ihrig finds that for many Germans, Armenians represented a racial problem and that Germans had portrayed them as the “Jews of the Orient”. After World War I German nationalists and Nazis had justified the genocide in a German genocide debate lasting almost four years. For the Nazis, the Armenian Genocide showed that it was possible to get away with committing such atrocities.

In his course, German Colonialism, Late Imperialism and Racial Theories: Pre-Histories of the Holocaust? Professor Ihrig examines the “long road to Auschwitz” or the “pre-histories” of the Holocaust doing so from the context of German history, including the abovementioned justification of the Armenian Genocide. The course explores topics such as German nationalism and the creation of the Reich, the development and prevalence of racial theories, cultures of violence before and during World War I, as well as the rise of far-right politics and the Nazis. The course has a special focus on colonial and imperial experiences. It debates whether these can help explain the Holocaust. Professor Ihrig says that he enjoys teaching this course because it makes students think critically about the path to the Holocaust.

We are grateful to have outstanding individuals like Professor Ihrig as part of our program and look forward to seeing how our current students enjoy his course this semester.

To read more about Professor Ihrig’s work, see his articles summarizing his last two books in the Daily Beast and Tablet. To buy his book Justifying Genocide: Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler, click here.


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/

Standard
Current Students, Genocide Studies, Holocaust Internship, Internships, Program News, Uncategorized

International Internships Announcement

Each year students of our program are encouraged to apply for our prestigious international internships. They are an amazing opportunity for our students to gain professional, hands-on experience while networking, paving the way for their future careers in the field of Holocaust Studies. Students are given $1,500 from the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies to help cover their accommodation and airfares. We are proud to announce the students who will be undertaking our internships this academic year!

meinternshipJasmine Munn-McDonnell, Cohort V

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London

What inspired you to apply for our international internships and what makes you most excited about interning at the Wiener Library in London?

I would have been crazy to not apply for this round of international internships. One of the things that most attracted me to this program before applying was the partnerships with world-class museums and institutions. To gain professional experience abroad on top of the MA was an opportunity that was not to be missed! I am excited to intern at the Wiener Library specifically because it has such a rich and fascinating history. The library was founded in 1933 and was in operation during the Holocaust. The library’s mission today of supporting research, learning, teaching and advocacy about the Holocaust and genocide is important and something that I am passionate about. And, needless to say, I am excited to spend five weeks living in London!

What kind of work will you be doing at the Wiener Library?

At the library, I will be working on numerous projects. I will be working with the Library’s social media and helping with the launch of their new website and Facebook page. I will be in London for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and at that time of year, the Library holds a debate for young people, which I will be helping to formulate questions for. Also while I am interning, the Library and the University of London are running a conference entitled Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution, which is something that I will be helping out with.

HanaHana Green, Cohort V

Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond

Hana will be working under the supervision of the museum’s Senior Historian, Dr. Charles Sydnor, and with Director of Education, Megan Ferenczy, on several educational projects and educational outreach programs. Additionally, she will be helping out with tours and the ongoing care and upgrading of exhibits during her time at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

Eugenia_1

Eugenia Mihalcea, Cohort V

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Eugenia will be working on a project at the museum that involves using oral testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation to create IWalks (video segments that can be used on guided tours to provide historical context to sites).

MalloryMallory N., Cohort V

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

Mallory will be completing a fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

roteminternship

Rotem Zilber, Cohort IV

The Jewish Museum in Budapest

 

 

 

 

 

We wish our students luck in their endeavours abroad!


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/

Standard
Current Events, Current Students, Guest Lecturers, Program News, Research Forum, Uncategorized

Dr. David Hirsh speaks at the University of Haifa about Contemporary Left Antisemitism

hirshToday the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies had the pleasure of hosting Dr. David Hirsh, a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, who spoke about the subject matter of his new book: Contemporary Left Antisemitism. Hirsh’s book covers a range of issues surrounding contemporary left antisemitism in the United Kingdom, from the Livingstone Formulation (that bringing up antisemitism is more offensive than antisemitism itself to particular progressives), antisemitism and antizionism in the British Labour Party, to assorted boycotts of Israelis, Israel, and supporters of Israel. Hirsh, in his book and in his lecture at the University of Haifa, provides an analysis and critique of the various left-wing antisemitic and antizionist discourses and movements in Britain today.

In his informative and thought-provoking lecture, Hirsh discussed some of the characteristics and manifestations of contemporary left antisemitism. For example, Hirsh noted that left antisemitism is often dressed up and is attempted to be passed off as antizionism – something which is tolerated and deemed relatively acceptable in the mainstream today. It seems that to be left-wing and antisemitic is an oxymoron, given the left’s tradition of anti-racism. However, antisemites of the left, Hirsh argues, often do not even recognize that their rhetoric in fact holds hostility towards Jews. In his lecture, Hirsh also demonstrated many similarities between the tenets of both left and right wing antisemites, such as contempt for democracy, and suspicions of international corporations and trade, which supposedly hide the true power structures of the world.

IMG_4285

Hirsh went on to discuss some of the worrying aspects of antisemitism creeping into the mainstream through both the avenues of the populous left and the populous right. Hirsh recalled Hannah Arendt by noting that we must not forget that Nazism was viewed by many Germans as a radical and exciting movement that people wanted to be a part of. Hirsh explained that today people have a “plastic” understanding of the Nazis and forget that it did not start straight away with characteristics of 1939; it was something that grew and manifested from small kernels of supposed rationality. Today there is the problem that many have forgotten the past and say that the political situation “couldn’t be worse,” which, indeed, it could be if people blindly follow and cease to engage in intellectual discussion and debate.

IMG_4287

Hirsh wrapped up his talk by speaking about the effects of the left’s antisemitism on the Jewish community of the United Kingdom. Hirsh explained that while contemporary left antisemitism is certainly of concern, many British Jews do not face antisemitism in everyday life and are safe on the streets. But, if one is involved in politics (student or other) then they are likely to experience it.

Ending the lecture on a more positive note, Hirsh optimistically stated that the fight in the Labour Party and in the United Kingdom is not finished yet and is not even close to being finished. As long as the discourse remains lively and people can still write and debate, there is hope.


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website

Standard
Faculty, Program News

Dr. Jan Grabowski’s New Course: The Extermination of Polish Jews, 1939-1945

grabowski_smallDr. Jan Grabowski visited the University of Haifa earlier this Spring. During his visit he gave a lecture on Jews in Poland to our students, and moreover he filmed the videos for an online course which will be available to current students. Dr. Jan Grabowski is a professor at the University of Ottawa, originally from Poland, he offers a growing network to our students.

The course will be on the extermination of Polish Jews, it focuses on German initiatives against Jews in Poland, and reactions from the Jewish communities. He will discuss the creation of ghettos, and the strategy of Jewish leadership within the Ghettos. The video lectures will include lessons on the escalation of German terror, and different Jewish responses including those that fled, those that stayed, leaders and the murder of 3 million Polish Jews. In specific, the topics include Aktion Reinhard, the Judenrat, survival strategies within Poland, the role of the Polish Catholic Church, as well as the story of Jews that returned to Poland. The course marries the focus on perpetrators and victims, while also including the narrative of the Polish bystanders, and collaborators.

We welcome Dr. Jan Grabowski to our faculty and we look forward to see where this partnership will lead our students.


Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program?  You can find the application and more information at our website

Standard