Call For The Diarna Fellowship

Call For UCSC Diarna Summer Fellowship 2018

UCSC Center for Jewish Studies Summer Fellowship at Diarna Now accepting applications for Summer 2018! Apply by April 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Organization: Digital Heritage Mapping (DHM), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, specializes in virtual documentation of global cultural heritage sites. DHM is partnered with the American Sephardi Federation at The Center for Jewish History […]

Pauline Lewis

May 10, 2018 @ 7:10 pm – Pauline Lewis: “Telegraphing Violence: The Role of Telegrams in the Armenian Genocide and its History”

Telegrams played a central role in the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Yet, unlike the plethora of scholarship on industrial technology and the Holocaust, few have examined the place of modern technology in the Ottoman government’s systematic removal and execution of Armenian citizens. In this lecture, Pauline Lewis will discuss the relationship between the Ottoman telegraph […]

Image from the film Casablanca

Real-life ‘Casablanca’ story is even more dramatic than the Hollywood classic

The Times of Israel quoted Alma Rachel Heckman, the Neufeld-Levin Chair of Holocaust Studies and assistant professor of history and Jewish studies, in an article about a new book that explores the story of the many Jewish refugees in the Vichy Moroccan port of Casablanca fleeing the Holocaust. Heckman states that what might have befallen Casablanca’s Jews had […]

Kristallnacht flyer

November 9, 2017 – Rescue in Latin America: Refuge From The Holocaust

CVHEN & KOH Library & Cultural Center are proud to present Kristallnacht Rescue in Latin America: Refuge From The Holocaust with honored guest speakers Dr. Murray Baumgarten Hillel Salomon November 9, 2017 at 6:30pm KOH Library and Cultural Center 2300 Sierra Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95825

Najat Abdulhaq

November 1, 2017 @ 12pm – Najat Abdulhaq, “Unconventional Revision of Narratives: The Emergence of the ‘Arab Jew’ in Contemporary Arabic Literature”

For decades, two official nationalist narratives, Arab-Egyptian & Israeli, dominated the discourse on the history of Egypt’s Jews. Recently, a different narrative is emerging in the Arabic speaking sphere, with documentaries, films & novels taking a cardinal role in this process. How and why is this emergence taking place? Najat Abulhaq is the author of […]