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American Dreams: Jewish Refugees and Chinese Locals in Post-World War II Shanghai

Language: English

In this lecture, Kimberly Cheng aims to write Central European Jewish refugees back into the changing landscape of postwar Shanghai by examining the ways in which Jewish refugees and Chinese locals perceived and interacted with each other. In particular, she will explore the impact of the arrival of American forces on Sino-Jewish relations on the ground in the immediate postwar period.

Lukas Meissel's lecture "SS Photographs from Concentration Camps: Perpetrator Sources and Counter-Narratives of Victims"

In this lecture, Lukas Meissel (PhD candidate, Haifa University, and 2018-2019 Greenberg Research Fellow) presents the preliminary findings of his dissertation research about photographic practices in concentration camps, specifically photos taken by SS men, to argue that the SS photographs were used to create a specific visual narrative of the concentration camps that excludes significant aspects of the camps’ reality.

The Stories We Tell: Narratives of Sexual Violence and Concepts of Gender in Post-Genocide Societies

In this lecture, 2018 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow Virginia Bullington will reflect on research she conducted last summer at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research analyzing how testimonies from the Armenian, Guatemalan and Rwandan genocides regarding sexual violence are constructed by interviewees, and how these narratives influence and are influenced by contemporary concepts of gender in those societies post-conflict.

2018 Kristallnacht Conference: Remarks from Holocaust survivor Eva Wenkart Maiden
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: The Pogrom
2018 Kristallnacht Conference: Concluding Discussion
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Comparative Perspectives
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: The Event and Beyond
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Reactions in Jewish Communities
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Reactions in Audiovisual Media
2018 Kristallnacht Conference Panel: Reactions in Jewish Press

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