Yiddish vocabulary that developed during the Holocaust reflected the experiences and preoccupations of East European Jews in conditions of persecution and genocide. This talk will use a postwar Yiddish dictionary of wartime vocabulary as a guide to testimonies and diaries, shedding light on everyday life during the Holocaust.
Karen Auerbach is the Jacob Kronhill Lecturer in East European Jewish History in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at Brandeis University in 2009. Most recently she was a fellow at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
She has also held teaching positions at the University of Southampton in England and at Brown and Virginia Tech universities in the United States as well as research positions at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
Karen’s research expertise is in Polish Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust. She is completing a book titled “A Window on Warsaw: The Jewish Families of 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue after the Holocaust,” which is a microhistory of Jewish integration in postwar Poland focusing on ten families who were neighbors in an apartment building in Warsaw.
Her current research focuses on Jewish booksellers and publishers of Polish literature in nineteenth-century Warsaw.
She is also completing a secondary project examining the spread of information among Jews within Nazi-occupied Europe during the earliest stages of the Holocaust in 1941 and 1942. Previous to her doctoral studies, Karen published numerous articles in the New York-based Forward newspaper about Jewish life in contemporary Poland.
2016 New Columbo Plan Scholar, Myanmar – James Barklamb
James Barklamb talks about being a New Colombo Plan Scholar As one of two inaugural … Continue reading 2016 New Columbo Plan Scholar, Myanmar – James Barklamb
The Holocaust: Perpetrators, Victims, Bystanders – 7 Week Masterclass with Professor Christopher Browning
A seven-week Masterclass with the foremost historian of the Holocaust
Professor Christopher Browning
2015 ACJC Student Prizes
Each year, the ACJC awards a number of prizes to students enrolled in its courses … Continue reading 2015 ACJC Student Prizes
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett coming to Monash in October as Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the … Continue reading Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett coming to Monash in October as Kronhill Visiting Scholar
Visiting Scholar Professor David Myers to deliver lecture series on the meaning of Jewish history
Don and Sonia Marejn Memorial Lectures 2015 Professor David Myers This series of three lectures will explore the … Continue reading Visiting Scholar Professor David Myers to deliver lecture series on the meaning of Jewish history
Language Pangs: On Pain and Language
Workshop with Dr Ilit Ferber Wednesday July 29. 1.00- 4.00pmH8.05 & H8.06 Building H. Caulfield … Continue reading Language Pangs: On Pain and Language
Figures of Affect: Suffering, Consolation and Care
Tues 28 July, 2015 – 11.00-2.30 (Lunch Provided) Location: Building H Rooms 8.06/05 The Australian … Continue reading Figures of Affect: Suffering, Consolation and Care
Dr Jan Randa Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union
THE DR JAN RANDA AFTERMATH WORKSHOP IN HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES ON ‘THE HOLOCAUST AND … Continue reading Dr Jan Randa Workshop in Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Holocaust and the Soviet Union
First prize for Alannah Cusin in ‘3 Minute Honours Thesis’ competition
International Studies honours student Alannah Cusin has taken first prize in the Arts Faculty’s recent … Continue reading First prize for Alannah Cusin in ‘3 Minute Honours Thesis’ competition
Podcast of Sam Norich in discussion with Leah Garrett
Listen to our podcast of Sam Norich talking to Leah Garrett about The Forward and … Continue reading Podcast of Sam Norich in discussion with Leah Garrett
Call for Papers – Translating Pain: An International Forum on Language, Text and Suffering
Translating Pain: An International Forum on Language, Text and Suffering.
10-12 August 2015, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
- Counting Jews: Israel and the Diaspora in 2048 – Public Lecture, Professor Sergio DellaPergola