The Holocaust across the Disciplines

A lecture series hosted by the Department of Jewish Studies

October 4

Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Lectures 1-2: Asperger’s Nazi Science: a Conversation between Herwig Czech, and Edith Sheffer “Hans Asperger, National Socialism, and ‘Race Hygiene’ — sources, facts, controversy”
Mag. Dr. Herwig Czech
Medizinische Universität Wien
Ethik, Sammlungen und Geschichte der Medizin
“Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna”
Dr. Edith Sheffer
Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies
UC Berkeley

Moderator: Venise Wagner, Professor of Journalism

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Special Education, and Journalism

October 23

Humanities Building 587
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lecture 3: Omer Bartov, “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of Town Called Buczacz: Coexistence and Violence in an East European Town.”
John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History
Brown University

Co-sponsored by the Department of History

November 15

Department of Jewish Studies
Humanities Building 415
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lecture 4: Jean-Marc Dreyfus, “Corpses of the Holocaust: a New Approach to the Destruction and its Aftermath.”
Reader in Holocaust Studies
University of Manchester,
Recipient, 2018-2019 Center Research Fellowship, USC Shoah Foundation, Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology

November 29

Department of Jewish Studies
Humanities Building 415
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lecture 5: Estelle Tarica, “The Reception of the Holocaust in Latin American and Mayan Genocide.”
Associate Professor of Spanish, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored with the Departments of Humanities, Comparative and World Literatures, Modern Languages and Literatures

March 12

Department of Jewish Studies
Humanities Building 415
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Lecture 6: Richard Polt, “Uprooting, Criminality, and Machination: Jews and Nazis in Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks”
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Xavier University
Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy

*Receptions will follow all events.

The series is co-sponsored by the Holocaust Center of San Francisco
Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education, the Koret Foundation, the Harald and Annette Dobbs Memorial Grant, as well as gifts from the departments of Special Education, History, Comparative and World Literatures, Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures, Anthropology, Philosophy.

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