The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Mar 9, 2021

"The Last Ghetto", by Anna Hájková

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A conversation on Anna Hájková’s new book The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt (Oxford UP, 2020).

With: Anna Hájková, Associate professor of modern European continental history at the University of Warwick, and Amos Goldberg, Jonah M. Machover Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mar 16, 2021

“New Translations of Yiddish Holocaust Literature”

(IHGMS ZOOM Webinar)
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021, 5:00PM (EDT)
“New Translations of Yiddish Holocaust Literature”:   A conversation with Zackary Sholem Berger and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Join us for a reading and conversation with Yiddish translators Zackary Sholem Berger and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, who will read from and discuss their recently published books. With the publication of Berger’s Sutzkever Essential Prose and Taub’s May God Avenge Their Blood, two important pieces of Holocaust literature are now accessible to English readers.

This event is held in collaboration with the Yiddish Book Center.

Mar 25, 2021

"Mapping Genocide and the Refugee Experience during the Great War in the Middle East"

Online via ZOOM Webinar
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

"Mapping Genocide and the Refugee Experience during the Great War in the Middle East"

With: Michelle Tusan, Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Bedross Der Matossian, Hymen Rosenberg Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Melanie S. Tanielian, Associate Professor of History and Director of Armenian Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Apr 8, 2021

Special Event for Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day

Online via ZOOM Webinar
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

A conversation between Terry Kurgan, an artist and writer based in Johannesburg, and Marianne Hirsch, William Peterfield Trent Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, on Kurgan’s book Everyone is Present (Fourthwall Books, Johannesburg, 2019), in which she uses diaries and photographs to tell her family’s Holocaust story.

 

 

Apr 20, 2021

"Unworthy Republic", by Claudio Saunt

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

A conversation on Claudio Saunt’s new book Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory (Norton, 2020).

With: Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, and Barbara Krauthamer, Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Professor of History, UMass Amherst