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Past Presentations, Roundtables, and Other Events

President Roosevelt and the Early News of the Holocaust (2014)

Richard Breitman, distinguished professor in history at American University, examined the contentious debate that still lingers over whether Franklin Delano Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler’s Europe.

Testimony: The Trajectory of Democracy: Why Hungary Matters (2013)

Before the joint Senate–House of Representatives US Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe Download transcript (PDF)

The New Antisemitism in Britain (2010) 

Anthony Julius, prominent British lawyer and academic well known for his defense of Deborah Lipstadt when she was sued for libel by Holocaust denier David Irving, examines contemporary antisemitism in the United Kingdom. Specifically, he examines how it treats Zionism and the State of Israel as illegitimate Jewish enterprises and, in his view, constitutes a great threat to Anglo-Jewish security and morale.

Opportunities for Academics

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Roundtable: The Scholarship of Raul Hilberg (2007)

This panel highlights the scholarly legacy of Raul Hilberg, the importance of his work for future generations of Holocaust scholars, and the major challenges for the field in the 21st century.

Presentation: Antisemitism in Europe (2003)

In December 2003, the Center organized two programs with recognized experts who explored antisemitism in the context of Holocaust history and its troubling resurgence today.

Panel Discussion: The Nazi Persecution of Deaf People (2001)

The members of this panel discussed the Nazi persecution of deaf people, including Nazi policies against them, the “racial science” used by the Nazis to justify this persecution, and the experiences of deaf survivors. Each panelist made a 20-minute presentation, followed by interviews with two survivors, conducted by Dr. Simon J. Carmel, Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Paul A. Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Eve Rosenhaft, Reader, Department of German, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, and Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Patricia Heberer, Historian, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Stan Schuchman, Professor of History (Emeritus), Gallaudet University, Washington, DC 

Morris Field, deaf Holocaust survivor, Salt Lake City, Utah

Helga Gross, deaf Holocaust survivor, Palmdale, California