The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry

Focus is on the destruction of the Jews of Europe by Nazi Germany. Issues are historically grounded, and include works of literature, social sciences, philosophy, and film.

Topic: Emancipation, Acculturation, Assimilation — The Jews of Western Europe
Recorded on 01.07.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Reading Holocaust Literature: Dry Tears by Nehama Tec and Personal Witnessing

Recorded on 01.10.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Jews of the Russian Empire

Recorded on 01.12.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Shalom Aleichem and the Yiddish World

Recorded on 01.14.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: The Jews of Eastern Europe

Recorded on 01.19.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Necessity and Impossibility of Witnessing

Recorded on 01.24.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Hitler and the Jews

Recorded on 01.28.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Reading Holocaust Poetry
Recorded on 01.31.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: What should we do with the Jews?

Recorded on 02.02.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Life on the Other Planet: Schwarz-Bart's The Last of the Just

Recorded on 02.04.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Ghettos in Poland

Recorded on 02.07.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Representing/Witnessing: Narrator, Character, Ideology

Recorded on 02.09.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: The Holocaust in the Soviet Union

Recorded on 02.16.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Primo Levi: Notes on His Life and Work with Albert J. Milani

Recorded on 02.18.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Naming the Holocaust Experience

Recorded on 02.23.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: The Holocaust of Western Europe

Recorded on 02.25.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Tell the Children with Dora Sorell

Recorded on 02.28.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Messenger and Witness: Language

Recorded on 03.04.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Hungary 1944

Recorded on 03.07.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Stages of Memory: In Berlin & New York with James Young

Recorded on 03.09.11 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: "Not knowing what I should think." - Sebald

Recorded on 03.11.2011 at UC Santa Cruz

Topic: Concentration Camps

Recorded on 03.14.2011 at UC Santa Cruz