The Holocaust: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed and the Re-examined – Research Seminar- Michael Berenbaum

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Date(s) - 18/08/2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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This research seminar will explore some new and seminal research in the Holocaust including the archaeology of the Holocaust, the logistics of the Holocaust, humor in the Holocaust and some reconsiderations of Hitler and the Jews.

Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the development of historical films. He is director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University  where he is also a Professor of Jewish Studies.  He is in Australia as Visiting Scholar, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney

He was the Executive Editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica that reworked, transformed, improved, broadened and deepened, the now classic 1972 work and consists of 22 volumes, sixteen million words with 25,000 individual contributions to Jewish knowledge. 

For three years, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.  From 1988–93 he served as Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, overseeing its creation. Berenbaum oversaw and was responsible for the exhibition and for the films as well as for the development of the Library, Archives and Educational Center. He was also the author of its catalogue as well as the major Museum texts. He has consulted with many museums on specific projects and special exhibitions.

Berenbaum is the author and editor of twenty books, scores of scholarly articles, and hundreds of journalistic pieces. His most recent books include: Not Your Father’s Antisemitism, A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors.

RSVPs essential for seating and catering purposes – acjc@monash.edu