The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, Wilkinson College, and the History Department present, “Between Hitler and Stalin: Jewish Youth in the Polish-Soviet Borderlands” with Mr. Jeffrey Koerber on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Beckman Hall, Room 404 (Bush Conference Center).

7 p.m. 
Beckman Hall, Room 404 (Bush Conference Center)

Jeffrey Koerber joined Chapman University in fall 2011 as the first research associate affiliated with the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education. His appointment begins an innovative educational partnership between two universities and their centers on opposite coasts, the Rodgers Center at Chapman University and the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, both dedicated to excellence in Holocaust education and scholarship. Mr. Koerber, a Ph.D. candidate at Clark University, will discuss his pioneering research on young Jews growing up during the 1930s under Polish antisemitism and Soviet political oppression and the influence of these experiences on their subsequent responses to the Holocaust. Before embarking on his Ph.D. studies, Mr. Koerber was a successful preservation architect. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana, and is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship to Belarus and Poland.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or E-mail her at