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Center for Advanced Genocide Research conference yields book about Kristallnacht

 

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is proud to announce the publication of a new book entitled New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison, edited by Wolf Gruner and Steve Ross.

Published by Purdue University Press as part of the Casden Annual Review series, the 366-page book is a collection of 15 papers from the 2018 international conference of the same name that was co-organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life and presented in cooperation with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C., and the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

Reflecting the conference, the volume is global, interdisciplinary, and comparative in scope, with contributions from scholars from six countries and representing disciplines including Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Religion, French, and History (and many subdisciplines of History, including German History, Eastern European History, and American Jewish History). Three of the book's contributions draw from testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. 

For more information about the book, click here.
 
To watch videos from the conference, click here