Don and Sonia Marejn Lectures 2015
The Holocaust in Changing Retrospect
by Professor David Engel
Visiting Melbourne in March as ACJC Visiting Scholar, David Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor and Chair of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University and a Senior Fellow of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Centre at Tel Aviv University. The author of seven books and more than 70 scholarly articles on aspects of modern Jewish history, he is a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research. This lecture series will explore how new research can alter the way the Holocaust is understood.
Anne Frank’s Family: Between Europe and America
Monday 9 March, 7.30pm
This lecture will discuss documents uncovered in 2006 concerning efforts by Anne Frank’s father to obtain an entry permit to the United States in 1941, before the family went into hiding, and their implications for Holocaust history.
A Jewish Collaborator Confesses: The Strange Life and Afterlife of Calek Perechodnik
Monday 16 March, 7.30pm
This lecture will highlight the fascinating story of this ghetto policeman, the questions it raises about important aspects of Jewish behaviour during the Holocaust, and Professor Engel’s own efforts in bringing the diary in which the story is told to light.
The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising after Seventy Years
Thursday 19 March, 7.30pm
This lecture will look at how the role played by the ghetto revolt in narratives of the Holocaust has changed over seven decades
All lectures will be held in H1.16
Ground Floor, Building H
Caulfield Campus, Monash University
Admission free; no prior bookings
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