2016 International Conference Concluding Remarks

Language: English

  • Victoria Sanford, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Wolf Gruner, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research
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2016 International Conference Panel: Memory, Politics and Cultural Resistance

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Marjorie Becker, History and English, USC

  • Ricardo Falla, AnthropologySanta María Chiquimula, Guatemala

    “Enfoques del genocidio y la resistencia, una experiencia personal”
    (“Perspectives on Genocide and Resistance: A Personal Experience”)
  • Emilio del Valle Escalante, Romance Languages, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    “Maya Responses to Genocide in Guatemala: The Poetics of Survival in Sabino Esteban Francisco’s ‘Gemido de huellas’”
    (“Respuestas Mayas al genocidio en Guatemala: Poéticas de la sobreviviencia en  ‘Gemido de huellas’ de Sabino Esteban Francisco”)
  • Betsabe A. Martínez Manzanero, Antropología Social, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico

    “Memoria y resistencia cultural entre los Mayas guatemaltecos del sur de México”
    (“Memory and Cultural Resistance among Guatemalan Mayans in Southern Mexico”)
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2016 International Conference Panel: Genocide Denial in Guatemala

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Beatriz Cortez, Central American Studies, CSU Northridge

  • Rebecca Clouser, International and Area Studies, Washington University, St. Louis

    “Elite erasures and lethal legacies: Examining genocide denial in Guatemala”
    (“Borrando las élites y legados letales: Examinado la negación del genocidio en    Guatemala”)
  • Debra Rodman, Anthropology/Women Studies, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

    “Greasing Guatemala’s Military Machine: Genocide Denial in Eastern Guatemala”
    (“Engrasando la máquina militar guatemalteca: Negación del genocidio en el oriente de Guatemala”)
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2016 International Conference Keynote and Round Table with Rosalina Tuyuc

Language: English

Keynote/Presentación: Rosalina Tuyuc, CONAVIGUA (Coordinadora Nacional de Viudas de Guatemala / National Association of Guatemalan Widows), Guatemala

Roundtable/Mesa redonda: Sobrevivientes y refugiados del genocidio guatemalateco (Survivors and Refugees of the Guatemalan Genocide)

  • Rosalina Tuyuc 
  • Dr. Marvyn Perez (Los Angeles)
  • Victoria Sanford (Moderator/Moderadora)
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2016 International Conference Panel: Racist Discourse and Genocide

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Norma Chinchilla, Sociology, CSU Long Beach

  • Brigittine M. French, Anthropology, Grinnell College

    “Rios Montt's Public Discourse and the Cultural Logic of the Guatemalan Genocide”
    (“Discursos públicos de Ríos Montt y la lógica cultural del genocidio en Guatemala”)
  • Jorge Ramon Gonzalez-Ponciano, Anthropology, UNAM/Stanford University

    “El racismo y el “problema indígena” en la prensa guatemalteca antes y después del genocidio”
    (“Racism and the ‘Indian Problem’ in the Guatemalan Press Before and After the Genocide”)
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2016 International Conference Panel: Repression and Resistance

Language: English

Chair/Moderadora: Bonnie Taub, Latin American Studies, UCLA

  • Betsy Konefal, Latin American Studies, College of William and Mary

    “Mayan Repression, Resistance, and the Road to Genocide”
    (“Represión, resistencia Maya y el camino al genocidio”)
  • Sandra Gruner-Domic, Social Anthropology, USC Shoah Foundation

    “Motivaciones sociales y personales para la participación femenina en actos de resistencia antes, durante y después del genocidio en Guatemala”
    (“Social and Personal Motivations for Women’s Participation in Acts of Resistance Before, During, and After the Genocide in Guatemala”)
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2016 International Conference: Welcome Remarks and Presentation by Fredy Peccerelli

Language: English

The Center's 2016 International conference began Monday, September 12, with welcome remarks from Stephen Smith, and conference organizers Wolf Gruner (USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research) and Victoria Sanford (Lehman College, CUNY).

After welcome remarks, Fredy Peccerelli from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) presented on “Guatemala: New Testimonies and the Guatemalan Genocide.”

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Day 3 of 30 Days of Canadian Testimony: Paul Landau on Printing Nazi Counterfeit Documents

Sat, 10/01/2016 - 5:00pm -- robin.migdol

From the Visual History Archive

Jewish survivor Paul Landau was forced to work in a printshop within Sachsenhausen, and printed counterfeit documents and money for the Nazis. This clip is part of the Visual History Archive's Living Testimonies at McGill University collection.

Paula Cuellar Cuellar, the 2016-2017 Center Graduate Research Fellow at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, gave a public lecture focusing on her dissertation research about whether scorched earth operations in El Salvador and Guatemala constitute genocidal practices.

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