Spring 2013

Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

This morning event is a multi-media memorial dedicated to exploring issues arising from the history of the Holocaust. It includes a talk by the 2013 Gideon Klein Scholar, international affairs and human services major Heather Viola, and a keynote lecture by Laurel Leff, Associate Professor of Journalism and Stotsky Professor in Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University.

 

“Lullaby: A Child’s Experience of Terezin through Music”

Heather Viola, Gideon Klein Scholar

 

“‘Well Worth Saving’: How American Universities Selected Faculty Fleeing Nazi-Era Europe”

Laurel Leff, Associate Professor of Journalism and Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies

 

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: Raytheon Amphitheater, 240 Egan Research Center / 120 Forsyth Street

RSVP Required: RSVP to Alison Smith at ali.smith@neu.edu or 617.373.5136

*This event is also part of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities new series titled “Conflict, Civility, Respect, Peace: Northeastern Reflects” an educational series on civic sustainability presented with the Office of Student Affairs.

Philip N. Backstrom, Jr. Survivor Lecture Series: Stephan Lewy

Berlin-born Stephen Lewy was just 7 years old when the Nazis took power in Germany. He spent the next nine years undergoing discrimination, displacement, and abandonment. His Jewish father struggled to make a living and stay alive under constant threat of imprisonment in a concentration camp. His mother’s Protestant family disowned him after her death. Lewy barely survived Kristallnacht, as he was locked in a synagogue with 100 other Jewish children. He escaped to France with a children’s transport, a step ahead of the German invasion. He hid in various places in France until finally securing a visa to the United States in 1942. Lewy returned to Europe as an American soldier 10 days after D-Day and witnessed the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Years later, Lewy attended night school at Northeastern University, earning a degree in accounting.

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 440 Egan Research Center / 120 Forsyth Street

Part of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Week.

Bill Giessen Film Series: From Swastika to Jim Crow

From the 1930s to the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, From Swastika to Jim Crow is a mesmerizing chronicle of Jim Crow America and a profoundly moving tale of two seemingly different groups – the formal, heavily accented European scholars and their young, Southern Black students – who enriched each other’s lives in ways still being felt today. That refugees from Nazi Germany were welcomed by historically black colleges remains an inspirational story for the 21st century.

Film introduction by Laurel Leff, followed by a panel discussion among professors Margaret Burnham, Charissa Threat, and Laurel Leff, moderated by James Ross.

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Amilcar Cabral Center / 40 Leon Street

Part of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Week.

Author Talk and Lunch with Matthew Brzezinski: Heroism in the Holocaust

Matthew Brzezinski recently published his fourth book, Isaac’s Army, a nonfiction narrative set in the Holocaust that was named a Finalist for the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards. This talk will discuss the myth of passivity during the Holocaust by showing that resistance was far more widespread than is generally acknowledged. He will talk about the different forms that resistance took, and how extraordinarily difficult it was for Jews to resist in an organized manner as compared to other groups in occupied Europe. He will also address how in some cases, not resisting was the ultimate act of courage.

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater 240 Egan Research Center / 120 Forsyth Street

Co-sponsored with the Political Science Department

Part of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Week.

Holocaust Awareness Week: Northeastern Holocaust Commemoration

Please join us for the following presentations:

“Lullaby: A Child’s Experience of Terezin through Music”
Heather Viola, Gideon Klein Scholar

“‘Well Worth Saving’: How American Universities Selected Faculty Fleeing Nazi-Era Europe”
Laurel Leff, Associate Professor of Journalism and Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Raytheon Amphitheater 240 Egan Research Center / 120 Forsyth Street

**RSVP Required: RSVP to Alison Smith at ali.smith@neu.edu or 617.373.5136**

This event is also part of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities new series titled “Conflict, Civility, Respect, Peace: Northeastern Reflects” an educational series on civic sustainability presented with the Office of Student Affairs.

Part of the Northeastern University Holocaust Awareness Week.

Third Annual Film Festival: Women Take the Reel at Northeastern University

‘Lost’ Between Memory and History: Writing the Holocaust for the Next Generation

Noted essayist, critic, and scholar Daniel Mendelsohn will speak as the 21st Annual Robert Salomon Morton lecturer, opening Northeastern’s annual Holocaust Awareness Week.  Mendelsohn is perhaps best known as the author of the international bestseller The Lost:  A Search for Six of Six Million (2006), the story of his worldwide search for information about the fates of relatives who perished in the Holocaust.

Date:  Monday April 8, 2013
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Location:  20 West Village F

Brave New World: Judaism & Genetic Technologies

Join Louis Newman from Carleton College to discuss “Brave New World:  Judaism and Genetic Technologies.”  Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Philosophy & Religion, Bouve College of Health Sciences, and the Ethics Institute.

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: 315 Shillman Hall

Northeastern to Host Nathan Englander, Reading and Q&A

Acclaimed author Nathan Englander will speak at Northeastern as the 2nd Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecturer.  Englander is the author most recently of the short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. He first became known for his internationally bestselling short story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (1999), followed by the novel The Ministry of Special Cases (2007).

Photo by Juliana Sohn

Date: Monday, March 18th
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: 20 West Village F

 

Zamir Chorale of Boston Concert

Concert by Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, “Fathers and Sons:  Adler and Weiner” (part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival)

Date:  Sunday, March 10, 2013
Time:  4:00-5:45 p.m.
Location:  Fenway Center

Israeli consul general speaks on campus

A Conversation with Consul General of Israel to New England Shai Bazak, former spokesman for Prime Minister of the State of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, on current trends in Israeli media and political journalism. Click the article link below for more information on his visit:

http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/01/bazak/

Feminist Empowerment in a Neo-Liberal Age: A Case Study From Israel

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Amalia Sa’ar, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa.  Refreshments will be provided.

Date:  Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time:  4:30-6:30 p.m.
Location:  305 Shillman Read more…

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    j.sartori@neu.edu
    617-373-7045

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