Portrait of Murray Baumgarten

Murray Baumgarten: "The Letters Propelled Me: Resisting Kristallnacht Then and Now"

The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College presents The Seventh Annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture     Wednesday, November 5, 20145 | 7-9 PM | Free & Open to the Public Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College Questions? mehnaz.afridi@manhattan.edu Murray Baumgarten directs the program in Jewish Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, […]

Image: Lindsey White, Rope Slime, 2014, C–print.

"In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art"

Artist Reception and Conversation   Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 6-8 PM | Free with Museum admission; $5 after 5pm. Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Questions? info@thecjm.org or 415.655.7881 during Museum hours Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of literature and history and co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Santa […]

2014 Jewish Studies Undergraduate Research Awards

The winners of this year’s Jewish Undergraduate Research Awards include papers about cinema and the Holocaust, the philosophical fiction of Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the distinctive contribution of the filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen to the Jewish comic tradition. Elizabeth Ho, “Film and the Holocaust: The Mystery of Goodness”: Using Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List and […]

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Film Screening: Kinderblock 66

Film Screening and Discussion with Professor Kenneth Waltzer   Monday, May 22, 2014 | 6-8 PM | Free & Open to the Public College 8, Room 240 UC Santa Cruz Questions? ihr@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5655.   Cinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald is the story of four men who, as young boys, were imprisoned by the Nazis […]

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 […]