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Panel: The Holocaust and the Nakba — A New Grammar of Trauma and History

Event Details

March 19, 2019
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Room: event hall

758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Handicap access available
Free admission
Dina Noto

A panel discussion of the new book:

The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History
Edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg

In this groundbreaking book, leading Arab and Jewish intellectuals examine how and why the Holocaust and the Nakba are interlinked without blurring fundamental difference between them. The first treatment in English of these two constitutive traumas together, it searches for a new historical and political grammar for relating and narrating their complicated intersections.

Panel will include:

Bashir Bashir is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at the Open University of Israel. He is the co-editor of Rethinking the Politics of Israel/Palestine: Partition and Its Alternatives (2014).

Amos Goldberg is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing During the Holocaust (2017)

Leila Farsakh is Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Political Science at UMass Boston. She is the author of Palestinian Labor Migration to Israel: Labor, Land and Occupation (2012).

Laura Jockusch is the Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of Collect and Record! Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe (2012).

Moderated by Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, Professor of History and Jewish Studies and Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst.


From the main UMass Amherst campus, head north on North Pleasant Street. The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is on the left, just past the traffic circle.