February 25, 2021, 4:30PM (EST), A round table discussion on Advancing Holocaust Studies, the new edited volume by Carol Rittner and John Roth (Routledge, 2020).

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This event is organized and held in collaboration with the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center as well as the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Program at Stockton University and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


With: Dr. Carol Rittner, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University, John K. Roth; Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College; Debórah Dwork, Founding Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, the Graduate Center – CUNY; Lisa Leff, Director, the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Professor of History at American University; and James Young, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the IHGMS at UMass Amherst.


The growing field of Holocaust Studies confronts a world wracked by antisemitism, immigration and refugee crises, human rights abuses, mass atrocity crimes, the COVID-19 pandemic, and environmental degradation. What does it mean to advance Holocaust Studies in such dire straits? Vast resources support study and memorialization of the Holocaust. What assumptions govern that investment? What are its major successes and failures, challenges and prospects? The book Advancing Holocaust Studies poses these questions and provides answers by scholars who grapple with those tough issues.

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