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Fall 2022 Event Programming

 


 

2022 Fall Event Programming

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September 2 & 16, 2022

Join us in supporting the Boston Theatrical Release of Three Minutes - A Lengthening directed by Bianca Stigter, the new, award-winning documentary about the Holocaust, opening on Friday, September 2, at Kendall Square Cinema, and on September 16, at Amherst Cinema, with approximately a week of screenings in each location.

[co-sponsored by the IHGMS]

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Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1:00PM (ET) | 20:00 (Jerusalem)

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present their “Encounters” annual series: “Aftermaths”

A conversation with Jeffrey Veidlinger on his book
In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pograms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (New York, 2021)

In In the Midst of Civilized Europe, Jeffrey Veidlinger explores the largely-forgotten anti-Jewish pogroms that followed the Russian Revolution. This is the first full depiction of the pogroms drawing upon long-neglected archival material. More than a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine in hundreds of separate incidents. Veidlinger argues that the pogroms were a defining moment of the twentieth century and laid the groundwork for the Holocaust. In conversation with Veidlinger will be Alon Confino and Amos Goldberg.

Jeffrey Veidlinger is Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan.

This event will be held via ZOOM Webinar. Registration is required, register in advance here.

For more information about “Encounters”, visit our website.

 


 

 

Friday, October 7, from 9:00am-5:00pm
(at the Old Chapel of UMass Amherst)

The Legacy of Jules Chametzky: Honoring the Intellect, Fostering Justice and Equality

A day-long celebration of the life and work of Jules Chametzky, founding editor of the Massachusetts Review, early president of the Massachusetts Society of Professors, first director of UMass’s Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, and co-signatory at the founding of the national Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. In the morning, friends and family will offer their memories, and an afternoon symposium will include an assortment of well-known writers and scholar, among them Doug Anderson, Nia Imara, Hilene Flanzbaum, Jacqueline Loss, Robin McLean, and J. Michael Terry. Keynote addresses will be given by William A. Darity, Jr. and Werner Sollors.

 

[co-sponsored by IHGMS]

 


 

  

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 1:00PM (ET) | 20:00 (Jerusalem)

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present their “Encounters” annual series: “Aftermaths”

A conversation with Roni Mikel-Arieli on her book
Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy, 1948-1994 (Berlin, 2022)

Roni Mikel-Arieli’s book, Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State, explores how the racially managed society of Apartheid South Africa commemorated the racial destruction of European Jewry by the Nazis. Through the prism of Holocaust memory, this book views South African society as an arena of conflict between the interests and identities of varied groups: from South African Jewry to other sections on South Africa’s political and social spectrum.  The book focuses on white perceptions of the Holocaust, as well as investigates the role of Holocaust memory in the anti-Apartheid struggle. In conversation with Mikel-Arieli will be Alon Confino and Amos Goldberg.

Dr. Roni Mikel-Arieli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

This event will be held via ZOOM Webinar. Registration is required, register in advance here.

For more information about “Encounters”, visit our website.