Approaching the Kingdom of Night: Liberation and the Holocaust
Thursday, September 7th @ 7 pm in KC 5A
When the Allied Forces advanced on Germany at the end of the Second World War, few were prepared to cope with the shock and horror they encountered during the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. This lecture examines firsthand accounts of Allied military personnel who responded to the liberation and the profound effects it had on them.
Mark Celinscak, PhD, is the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Executive Director of the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a historian of twentieth century Britain and Europe, specializing in war, Holocaust, and genocide studies. He is the author of Distance from the Belsen Heap: Allied Forces and the Liberation of a Nazi Concentration Camp, winner of a Vine Award for Non-Fiction, andKingdom of Night: Witnesses to the Holocaust, winner of a Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Holocaust literature. Dr. Celinscak currently serves as co-chair of the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.
Refugee and Migrant Advocacy Week
Sunday, September 24th to Friday September 29th
Join us for a week of programing for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Stay tuned for more information.
Documentary Screening of "El Dorado"
Thursday, October 12th @ 4:30 pm Hayden 100
El Dorado was a nightclub in Weimar Berlin providing a safe haven for the queer community until Hitler’s rise to power. Join us for LGBTQ+ History Month to learn more about LGBTQ+ persecution during the Holocaust.
Co-Sponsors: Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center; the Pride Center; Rainbow Jaspers; Women and Gender Resource Center; Peace & Justice Studies dept.; and the History dept.
Doing Harm: How the World’s Largest Psychological Association Lost Its Way in the War on Terror
Tuesday, October 17th at 7 pm Kelly Commons 5C
Roy J. Eidelson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and the former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in the Philadelphia area.
McGill-Queen’s University Press describes Roy Eidelson’s new book—Doing Harm: How the World’s Largest Psychological Association Lost Its Way in the War on Terror—as “A thought-provoking, unflinching, scrupulously documented account of one of the darkest chapters in the recent history of psychology.” In his upcoming talk at Manhattan College, Dr. Eidelson will discuss this decades-long struggle for the soul of professional psychology. It persists today, as “dissidents” committed to fundamental do-no-harm principles continue to challenge influential insiders who are eager for ever-closer ties to the US military-intelligence establishment. This conflict, pitting ethics against expediency, has ramifications that reach well beyond psychology alone.
Hosted by the Peace and Justice Studies department and cosponsored by HGI.
Peacemakers in Action Podcast
Tuesday, October 24th @ 3:30 pm in KC 4C
The Tannenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding will host an in-person event with Manhattan College (HGI) to promote the "Peacemakers in Action Podcasts," and discuss ways it can be used in the classroom. Featuring: Yehezhel Landau
Partners: Peace and Justice Studies, Religious Studies, Political Science, The Dorothy Day Center, Campus ministry and Action.
Australia's Response to the Holocaust
Monday, November 20th @ 7 pm in KC 5A
How did Australia respond to the events that were taking place in Nazi Germany and Europe during and after the Second World War?
Australia has a long history of accepting migrants to its shores from all parts of the world. However, there has also been a deep-seated suspicion of, and animosity towards, “foreigners” as exemplified by the White Australia Policy. In this lecture, we will examine the complex relationship that exists when it comes to Jewish migration, focusing on the Australian response to the rise of Nazism, the Evian conference and Kristallnacht, as well as other key developments. In the post war period, discriminatory policies against Jewish migration continued, even after knowledge of the mass murders of Europe’s Jews. Despite these exclusionary policies Australia did eventually receive the most Holocaust survivors on a pro rata population basis. These individuals had a lasting impact on shaping both the Jewish and broader Australian communities.
Sue Hampel is a daughter of a Holocaust survivor. She places importance on remembering the past to create a more tolerant future. She has a Masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (2010). She is the Co-President of the Melbourne Holocaust Museum. Academic mentor to indigenous students at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.Teaching associate in Holocaust, Genocide and Post-conflict studies at the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies at Monash University. Researcher, Australian Holocaust Memoir Project, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University. She is also the International Chair of the Education Working Group (EWG) for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) - 2021. She has co-authored with Suzanne Rutland (2021) on ‘Holocaust Remembrance in Australia: Moving from Family and Community Remembrance to Human Rights Education,’ in Conceptualizing Mass Violence: Representations, Recollections and Reinterpretations. Routledge Press.