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Holocaust Survivor and Scholar Hedwig Rose to Give Public Talk at UCSC on Jan. 21

By Scott Rappaport. Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis in 1942, six-year-old Hedwig Rose, her mother, and sister spent three years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian friend until the country was liberated on May 5, 1945. Today Rose is a well-known speaker, a frequent visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a […]

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Mapping Liminal Jewish Spaces with Katie Trostel and Erica Smeltzer

  Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 12:00-1:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities Building 2, Room 259, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Literature graduate students, Katie Trostel and Erica Smeltzer will present their digital works-in-progress as part of their ongoing work related to the Venice Ghetto and Liminal Spaces and […]

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Hedy Rose: “My Childhood in Hiding: Amsterdam, 1942-1945”

  Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Music Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Following her father’s arrest by the Nazis, Hedy Rose, her mother, and sister spent nearly four years hidden in an Amsterdam cellar by a Christian Samaritan. Please join us for […]

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Joel Kaminsky: “Does God Play Favorites?: A Dialogue on Chosenness in Genesis”

  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 10:00-11:45 AM | Free & Open to the Public Porter College, Room 144, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Professor Kaminsky will explore various motifs surrounding the theme of special divine favor toward certain individuals and groups that pervades Genesis in hopes of illuminating these often troubling narratives. […]

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Berel Lang: “Primo Levi: Chemist, Survivor, Writer”

  Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 9:30-10:40 AM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information On Wednesday, November 4, Professor Berel Lang of Wesleyan University, author of Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life, will visit our campus and offer a lecture entitled “Primo […]

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UC Santa Cruz Launches New Legacy Course on the Holocaust with Coursera

By Scott Rappaport. UC Santa Cruz has launched a new version of its free online course, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, through the Coursera platform. The course was developed and is taught by professors Murray Baumgarten and Peter Kenez, based on their acclaimed UC Santa Cruz class that they taught in-person on campus for […]

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2015 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

It is with great enthusiasm that the Center for Jewish Studies announces that the following undergraduates have received Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards for the 2014-2015 year: Noah Barerra-Stanford, “Jewish Folk Medicine from the Baal Shem Tov to An-sky and Beyond”—drawing on primary sources in Yiddish, this paper demonstrated that the Hasidic movement, from its […]