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  • Wendy Lower

    Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. Her book Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields examines how ordinary women participated in the Holocaust, and also how their participation has been systematically downplayed since the war.

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  • Gregory Spinner

    Gregory Spinner began reading comics as a kid, but discovered serious and profound stories in graphic art that are anything but childish. At Skidmore College, he teaches graphic novels in his courses, and recently co-curated an exhibit there with Rachel Seligman called: “Graphic Jews: Negotiating Identity in Sequential Art.” Today, Spinner talks with us about the watershed comic Maus, and the evolving expression of Jewish identity through comics.

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  • David Albahari

    In many of his novels, Serbian-Jewish author David Albahari challenges readers to re-examine history. Though widely published around the world, Albahari's work is not always popular in his native country, where antisemitism persists.

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  • Frank Meeink

    In his book Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead, Frank Meeink describes with brutal honesty his descent into bigotry and violence as a teenage neo-Nazi. Through some surprising personal encounters, Meeink came to reject his beliefs and become an advocate for tolerance and diversity.

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  • Andrei Codrescu

    Born in Transylvania just after the Holocaust, Codrescu immigrated to the United States as a teenager and eventually settled in New Orleans. Through the evolution of his now-famous surname, Codrescu reveals something about his own identity as a Jew, a poet, and an immigrant.

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  • Sadia Shepard

    Sadia Shepard's book The Girl from Foreign documents her travels to India to connect with the tiny Jewish community there and to unlock her family's history. The trip and the book have given her unique insights into the relationships among Jews, Muslims, and Hindus in India.

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  • Sayana Ser

    Sayana Ser was born in Cambodia in 1981, two years after the fall of dictator Pol Pot. Today, Ser works to help her country heal from that genocide. As part of that effort, Ser decided to translate The Diary of Anne Frank into her native language of Khmer.

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  • Nechama Tec

    Nechama Tec believes it's important to examine the Holocaust from many different angles. In her work, she looks at the places where antisemitism and sexism intersect, and at the particular ways in which women endured Nazi persecution.

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  • Beverly E. Mitchell

    In Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity, Beverly Mitchell looks at the history both of the Holocaust and of slavery in the U.S. to see what lessons about human dignity can be learned.

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  • Martin Goldsmith

    Music afforded Martin Goldsmith's parents some measure of shelter in Nazi Germany. For a brief period, they could practice their art and perform for other Jews under the protection of an all-Jewish orchestra, set up by the Nazis.

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