The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Dec 5, 2012
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Student-docents Training Workshop at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies


(All day)

We're very pleased to announce the second Student-docent Training Workshop from 3:00 to 4:30, at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...
Nov 28, 2012
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Out of Brownsville: Encounters with Nobel Laureates and Other Jewish Writers


(All day)

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst and The Department of English at UMass Amherst are very pleased to present Jules Chametzky, Professor Emeritus of English...
Oct 9, 2012
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Memory, War and Translation: In Diamond Square by Mercè Rodoreda - A Lecture by Peter Bush


(All day)

From the vantage point of the 1950s, Mercè Rodoreda’s heroine recounts her harsh experience in Barcelona of the coming of the Second Republic, civil war and dictatorship. In Diamond Square is a...
Oct 1, 2012
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The Berke Family Collection of Nuremberg Deposition Papers


(All day)

This collection contains nearly 600 pages of depositions, photos, and German war records gathered by American soldiers and prosecutors as the Allies pushed through Germany in 1945. They include...
Sep 5, 2012
Hannah Pollin-Galay

Language, Culture and Testimony: A Case Study of Lithuanian Jewish Survivors


4:00 pm

Hannah Pollin-Galay holds a B.A. from Columbia University in English and Yiddish literature and an M.A. in Jewish history from Tel Aviv University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in history at...
Aug 22, 2012
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Student-Docent Training for High School Students


(All day)

In this half-day workshop, conducted at the Institute in the exhibition hall, student-docents studied in depth both the origins of and teaching approaches to the permanent exhibition, “A Reason to...
Jun 14, 2012
Still from The Minister's War

The Minister’s War: Educators’ 25-minute Version


(All day)

The Film-story of American Rescue during the Holocaust...
May 4, 2012 - May 6, 2012
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Present Company Excluded

The Yiddish Book Center, Applebaum-Driker Theater
2:00 pm

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst and the Yiddish Book Center are pleased to present a bold new play from The Drama Studio, inspired by the Institute’s...