Portrait of Kenneth Waltzer

Ken Waltzer Seminar: A Holocaust Micro-History

Moving Together, Moving Alone: The Story of Boys on a Transport from Auschwitz to Buchenwald   Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 12-2 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 202, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Kenneth Waltzer is currently director of the Jewish studies program at Michigan State […]

Portrait of Nimrod Rosler

Nimrod Rosler: "Challenges in the Way to Peace in Israel/Palestine"

  Monday, April 14, 2014 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public Social Sciences 2 Building, Room 121, UC Santa Cruz Questions? ihr@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5655.   The winding way to peace in Israel and Palestine requires addressing challenges in the intersection between leaders, society and the political context. […]

Morris Ratner: “A Monument Man in the Courtroom: Litigating the Holocaust”

Morris Ratner is best known for prosecuting Holocaust-era private law claims against Swiss, German, Austrian, and French entities that profited from Nazi atrocities. These organizations profited by retaining dormant bank accounts, failing to pay on life insurance policies, and benefitting from the use of slave labor. Ratner’s litigation resulted in a series of settlements that, together, yielded payments in excess of $8 billion to victims of Nazi persecution.

Mark Raider

Mark A. Raider: “The Changing Image of the Israeli Hero in American Culture”

  Friday, February 28, 2014 | 3:30-4:40 PM | Free & Open to the Public Social Sciences 2, Room 75 Questions? ihr@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5655 This talk surveys the long arc of the Zionist and Israeli hero as perceived in the American setting. Taking a page from scholars of semiotics and iconography, it pays close […]

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