November 5-7, 2018 at the University of Southern California and Villa Aurora
The international conference “New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison” will convene 80 years after the violent pogrom of 1938 against the Jews in Nazi Germany with the aim of gathering the most recent scholarship on the event itself. Scholars from across the United States, Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom will gather at the conference representing a wide variety of disciplines, including history, political science, Jewish studies, French and literature. Talks will discuss reactions to the pogrom by victims and witnesses inside Nazi Germany as well as foreign journalists, diplomats, Jewish organizations and Jewish print media. Presenters will also analyze postwar narratives and global comparisons.
This confernece is organized by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and 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.
The conference is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. To register, click here.
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