The Origins of Holocaust Studies

Sunday May 7 2006 – 2 pm to – 5:30 pm

The academic study of the Holocaust has grown in diverse and important ways since its inception in the late 1960’s when the very first courses were offered, and has, in the process, transformed American Jewish life. Who were the early innovators? What obstacles did they face in gaining acceptance? What impact has the explosion of Holocaust Studies had on academia and the American Jewish identity and community? Some of the most prominent scholars in the field will gather to share their experiences and help inspire the next generation of Holocaust Studies.

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Brought to you by: Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
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Cost: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students/members