Wednesday, April 18, 2001


Reception for Symposium Guests 5:30–6:30


Thursday, April 19, 2001


Greetings and Overview (9:00-9:30am)

David Hall, Provost, Northeastern University

William Miles, Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies


Opening Session (9:30-12:00)

The Shoah’s Impact Beyond Europe and America

Xu Xin (China) Holocaust Studies in China
Locksley Edmondson (Jamaica) Reparations: Pan-African and Jewish Experiences
Shawkat Toorawa (Mauritius) Meditations of a Multicultural Muslim

Second Session (2:00-4:30)

Pursuing Justice and Preserving Memory

Gerald Gahima (Rwanda) Nazi Hunting and the Prosecution of Genocide in Africa
Roberto Cabrera (Guatemala) Justice and Reconciliation? Accounting for ‘Dirty Wars’
Chivy Sok (Cambodia) in Light of the Shoah
“Commemorating the Shoah and the Killing Fields”

Films and Discussion (8:00-9:30pm)

Legacies of Nuremberg and Pursuit of Justice

Friday, April 20, 2001

Guest Moderated by Steven Katz, Director of Judaic Studies Center, Boston University

Third Session (8:45-11:00)

Shoah in Third World Literature

Kinue Tokudome (Japan) Japanization of the Holocaust
Ilan Stavans (Mexico) Versions and Perversions of the Holocaust in Latin America
Anita Desai (India) A reading from Baumgartner’s Bombay

Closing Session (11:15-12:45)

Problems of Politicization

Edward Kissi (Ghana/Ethiopia) Uses and Abuses of the Holocaust Paradigm in Ethiopia
Nadim Rouhana (Israel/Palestine) The Holocaust and Psychological Dynamics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Concluding Comments (12:45-1:00)

Professor Steven Katz