Recent Books on Kristallnacht

November 8, 2013 by | Books and Authors

Photo: Burning of the synagogue in Hanover, Germany, night of 9 November 1938 As historians Debórah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt have observed about Kristallnacht, “The pogrom of 9 November 1938 was the end of the beginning; the 10th of November was the beginning of the end” (Holocaust: A History, p. 102). Nazi Germany


More than Broken Glass--Kristallnacht 75 Years Later

November 4, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

This Saturday marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” in which a tidal wave of Nazi violence swept through Germany and Austria, leaving in its wake not only broken glass, burnt synagogues, and desecrated Torahs, but shattered human lives. To us, these events seem remote at best. For many of our


Commemorating "Kristallnacht" - 75 Years Later

October 31, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

Perspectives on Kristallnacht November 7 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM Wallace All Faiths Chapel | Fish Interfaith Center Holocaust Survivors and Witnesses to Kristallnacht Engelina Billauer, Curt Lowens, Idele Stapholtz, Cantor Leopold Szneer Chapman University Faculty Participants School of Law: Michael Bazyler; Department of History: Marilyn Harran, Stefan Ionescu, Jennifer Keene, Shira Klein, Jeff Koerber


Alan Rosen shares "The Wonder of Their Voices"

October 14, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

October 22 • 4:00 PM Bush Conference Center | Beckman Hall | Room 404 Dr. Alan Rosen Author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder Thanks to the dedicated work of organizations such as The “1939” Club and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, tens of thousands of Holocaust survivor


"Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the True Story Behind the List" (David Crowe)

September 21, 2013 by | Books and Authors

The first scenes of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (1993) show a man lay out his fine clothing, carefully select a tie, and embellish his suit with a Nazi Party lapel pin. The viewer soon discovers that this is Oskar Schindler, not only a Nazi but an opportunist, a businessman with questionable ethics, and a notorious


"Schindler's List" - Twenty Years Later

September 20, 2013 by | Holocaust Survivor

A few days ago I viewed for the first time in several years Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film Schindler’s List. In my experience, relatively few films remain meaningful and visually powerful so many years after one’s first viewing. That was certainly the case for me with Schindler’s List.


The Question of Genocide: The Trial of Amon Goeth

September 19, 2013 by | Lectures and Events

Oskar Schindler, Raphael Lemkin, and the Question of Genocide: The Trial of Amon Goeth October 1 •7 p.m. Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center Dr. David N. Crowe Professor of History, Elon University Professor of Legal HIstory, Elon University School of Law Author of Oskar Schindler: The Untold Story of His Life, Wartime Activities,


Collaboration and Resistance

September 11, 2013 by | Books and Authors

During the Holocaust, non-Jews faced a choice: to collaborate with or to resist Nazi rule. Many European gentiles living under German occupation adopted an indirect but still morally compromising course, choosing partial accommodation to Nazi policies rather than total collaboration. Others joined resistance movements only after it was clear that the Allies were winning the war. Jews encountered a far narrower set of options, but some took the difficult path to confront Nazi oppression with armed opposition. Two recently-published books reexamine aspects of resistance and collaboration in light of new research.

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