On Thursday, Feb. 9, Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D., a leading expert on the Holocaust, will present a discussion on Controversies in Memorializing the Holocaust at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The event is open to the community and sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center.
Berenbaum is the current director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical & Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University, and is also a professor of Jewish Studies. In the past, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, and director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
As a former Weinstein Gold Distinguished Visiting Professor at Chapman University, Berenbaum also had the opportunity to share his expertise as a Podlich Distinguished Visitor at Claremont-McKenna College and the Ida E. King Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies at Richard Stockton College from 1999-2000. In addition, he was a Strassler Family Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies at Clark University in 2000.
The Controversies in Memorializing the Holocaust discussion is part of the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center’s continued commitment to educating future generations on the lessons of the Holocaust, which are essential to combat prejudice, genocidal ideologies, apathy and Holocaust denial.
For more information on the event or the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Center, please contact Mehnaz Afridi by email at firstname.lastname@example.org