Miles College 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard Fairfield, AL 35064
Toward Healing and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South
Community and religious leaders, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (third from right) and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (second from right), in the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights, Alabama, 1965. Copyright Dan Budnik
In this educational forum, scholars, students, and the public will explore the lessons that can be drawn from the study of the systems of targeted oppression and racial violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South within their specific historical contexts. Special attention will be given to the ways in which religious institutions either challenged or justified the racial discrimination in their respective societies.
Schedule 11 a.m.–Noon Welcome and lecture on religion and the Holocaust (Brown Hall Chapel & Auditorium)
Noon–1:30 p.m. Lunch (for purchase in the Campus Dining Hall)
2 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Campus dialogue — Toward Healing and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Holocaust and the Jim Crow South (Pearson Hall Auditorium)
5 p.m.–6 p.m. Evening meal for purchase (Campus Dining Hall)
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Information session on educational opportunities for students and faculty at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Williams Welcome Center)
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
This event is co-sponsored by the Miles College Division of Humanities. Generous support was provided by a grant from the Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Please note that the Museum may be recording and photographing this event. By your presence you consent to the Museum's use of your image.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
The Mandel Center supports scholarship and publications in the field, promotes the growth of Holocaust studies at American universities, fosters strong relationships between American and international scholars, and initiates programs to ensure the ongoing training of future generations of scholars.
The Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust offers programs and resources on the history of the churches’ response to the Holocaust and the ways in which religious institutions, leaders, and theologians have addressed this history and its legacy since 1945.
Online Exhibition: Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust
Explore how countless ordinary people, influenced by a spectrum of motives and pressures, acted in ways that aided the persecution and murder of Jews and other targeted groups within Nazi Germany and across Europe.
Holocaust Encyclopedia: German Resistance to Hitler
The government of Adolf Hitler was popular with most Germans. Although the Gestapo (secret state police) and the Security Service (SD) suppressed open criticism of the regime, there was some German opposition to the Nazi state.
Holocaust Encyclopedia: The German Churches and the Nazi State
The population of Germany in 1933 was around 60 million. Almost all Germans were Christian, belonging either to the Roman Catholic (ca. 20 million members) or the Protestant (ca. 40 million members) churches.