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.

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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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Hedwig C. Rose: "Living the Life of Anne Frank: A Childhood in Hiding"

  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 10:00-11:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public Humanities 1 Building, Room 210, UC Santa Cruz Directions and Parking Information Dr. Hedwig C. Rose, education specialist and former Director of Education Studies at Wesleyan University, was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. After her father, his five brothers and […]

North French Hebrew Miscellany

Come to Special Collections to look at and learn about a spectacular book recently acquired by Special Collections   Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 4:30-5:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Special Collections, McHenry Library (3rd floor), UC Santa Cruz Questions? ihr@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5655 UCSC Special Collections has recently acquired a facsimile of […]

Steven J. Zipperstein: "How the 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Changed Jewish History"

Kishinev’s 1903 pogrom was the first instance when an event in Russian Jewish life received wide hearing. The riot, leaving 49 dead, in an obscure border town, dominated headlines in the western world for weeks, it intruded on US-Russian relations, and it left an imprint on an astonishingly diverse range of institutions including the nascent Jewish army in Palestine, the NAACP, and, most likely, the first version of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. How was it that incident came to define so much, and for so long?

Professor Deutsch Receives Book Award

Professor Nathaniel Deutsch’s book The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement (Harvard University Press, 2011), has received the 2013 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore. The book offers the first complete translation of a little known but invaluable ethnographic questionnaire–and the story of an ambitious attempt […]

Recently published Jewish Studies Books

Celebration of Two New Jewish Studies Books November 13

By Scott Rappaport UCSC’s Center for Jewish Studies and University Library will present a celebration of two new books on Jewish Studies–featuring emeritus history professor Peter Kenez; professor of English and comparative literature Murray Baumgarten; and librarian Lee Jaffe–on Wednesday, November 13, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at UCSC’s Stevenson College (Silverman Conference Room) The authors and […]

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An Evening with Peter Kenez, Murray Baumgarten, and Lee Jaffe

  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 6:00-7:30 PM | Free & Open to the Public Silverman Conference Room, Stevenson College, UC Santa Cruz Questions? ihr@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5655 Please join us for a celebration of two recently published books: The Coming of the Holocaust: From Anti-Semitism to Genocide by Peter Kenez, and The Jewish Street: […]