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Watch the Annual Shapiro Scholar Lecture: Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony

Experience the public lecture by leading Holocaust scholar Christopher R. Browning (2018 Shapiro Scholar in Residence) entitled "Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony: The Case of the Starachowice Factory Slave Labor Camps".


Watch Alex Hinton's lecture "Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer"

In November, Professor Alex Hinton (Rutgers University Newark) visited the Center to discuss his new book Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer. Watch his lecture or read a summary here.




Explore "Otherworldliness" in Holocaust Survivor Testimonies

In March, the Center's 2017-2018 Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies Kathryn Brackney (Yale University) gave a public lecture about her month of research exploring language of "otherworldliness" in Holocaust testimonies in the Visual History Archive. Read a summary of her lecture here.


Center Blog

February 6, 2018

The future of Polish-Israeli relations can be driven by compassion and forgiveness, or a retreat behind walls of fossilized antisemitism, essentialist prejudice, nationalistic egotism, and fear.

By Maria Zalewska

Latest Center News

  • May 30, 2018

    "New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison" 

  • May 30, 2018

    Call for Papers:

    International Conference "In Global Transit: Forced Migration of Jews and other Refugees (1940s-1960s)"

    May 19-22, 2019

    Conference at GHI WEST and The MAGNES Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley

    - Simone Lässig (German Historical Institute Washington/GHI West, UC Berkeley)
    - Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles)
    - Francesco Spagnolo (The Magnes, UC Berkeley)
    - Swen Steinberg (University of Dresden)

  • April 2, 2018
    Kathryn Brackney, the 2017-2018 Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies, gave a public lecture on the research she conducted during her month in residence at the Center.