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Lectures, Conferences & Symposia

The center organizes lectures, conferences and symposia that feature leading scholars, practitioners, and activists, who provide critical analysis and tools to understand and effectively address the causes, impacts, and legacies of the Holocaust, genocides, and incidents of mass violence.    

Fall 2020 Public Programs

All times noted according to Central Time Zone

Tuesday, October 6Book Talk. "Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp." Sara J. Brenneis, Professor of Spanish, Amherst College. 12:00pm, webinar via Zoom (https://z.umn.edu/5qim)Presented by the University of Minnesota's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, and Department of Spanish and Portuguese; cosponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (Western Washington University), the Center for Inter-American Studies of the University of Graz (Austria), and the Centro Sefarad-Israel (Madrid).

Sunday, October 11Talk and Walking Tour. Bdote Dakota Site at Fort Snelling State Park. lyekiyapiwiƞ Darlene St. Clair, St. Cloud State University. 1:30pm, Fort Snelling State Park, Registration requiredPresented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Monday, October 12.  **Indigenous Peoples Day** Panel Discussion. "Decolonizing Columbus: transatlantic perspectives on statues and anniversaries."  6:00pm, webinar via Zoom (https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PM26fECuQsi9E8Cgk4Ix5Q)

Thursday, October 22Panel Discussion. "Breaking the Pact of Forgetting: The Franco Dictatorship and Historical Memory in Spain."  Moderated by Sandra Alfers, Director of The Ray Wolpow Institute (Western Washington University), with panelists Günter Schwaiger, Independent Filmmaker, and Alejandro Baer, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (University of Minnesota).  11:00am, webinar via Zoom (https://z.umn.edu/5qil).  Organized by the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at Western Washington University in partnership with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Monday, October 26. Book Talk. "The Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History." Amos Goldberg and Bashir Bashir. 12:00pm, webinar via Zoom (https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-C6XUoe0TY-_fdQ_GEoazA).  Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies together with the Center for Jewish Studies, in conjunction with HIST3512: "History of Modern Israel / Palestine".

Monday, November 9. **Kristallnacht commemoration** Lecture. "The Forgotten Mass Destruction of Jewish Homes during ‘Kristallnacht.'" Wolf Gruner, Director of the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. 7:00pm, webinar via Zoom (https://z.umn.edu/5qqr).  Presented with the JCRC of Minnesota and the Dakotas, and the Minnesotan Consortium for Holocaust and Genocide Education and Research.

Tuesday, November 17. Lecture. On the topic of the Ukrainian Famine.  Holodomor Resource Center, Toronto.  7:00pm, webinar via Zoom (https://umn.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4bpOMtlpTrKI1BIJl9CPJQ).  Presented with the Ukrainian American Community Center.