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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

  • June 19, 2018

    Call for Papers:

    The Future of Holocaust Testimonies V: An International Conference and Workshop

    March 11-13, 2019 

    The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California, and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Appalachian State University, announce the fifth international interdisciplinary conference and workshop on The Future of Holocaust Testimonies to be held on 11–13 March 2019 in Akko, Israel.  

  • 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)