Holocaust Symposium

February 19, 2013

Hampden-Sydney College is hosting a Holocaust Symposium the week of February 25.  The Fine Arts Department presents a preview in their presentation of Good, a play written by C.P. Taylor, on Thursday and Friday, February 21 and 22, at 8 PM in Johns Auditorium.  Good will be repeated on Thursday and Friday, February 28 and March 1.

On Monday, February 25, the film Schindler's List will be shown at 7 PM in the duPont Room on the first floor of the Bortz Library.  Another film, Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness, will be shown on Tuesday, February 26, at 9:30 PM in the duPont Room.

Wednesday, February 27, Matt Dubroff, Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts at H-SC, will host a dramaturgical discussion of the play Good, entitled "What is a Good Life?"  This event is at 7 PM in Crawley Forum.

Dr. Jeffrey HerfKeynote speaker Dr. Jeffrey Herf joins the symposium on Thursday, February 28.  At 4 PM in Crawley Forum, he will speak on "Words & Deeds during WWII & the Holocaust: Nazism's Anti-Semitic Propaganda for Germany and for the Arab Countries."

Herf, professor at the University of Maryland, studies the intersection of ideas and politics in modern European history, specializing in twentieth century Germany. He has published extensively on Germany during the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and on West and East Germany during the Cold War. His research interests now focus on the Nazi period and German and European history in post-World War II decades up to the collapse of Communism and the end of the Cold War in 1989.

His publications include Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Yale University Press, 2009; pb. 2010); The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust (Harvard University Press, 2006); and Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Harvard University Press, 1997).  Herf earned a B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969, a M.A. in history from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1971, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University in 1981.

On Friday, March 1, at 4 PM in Crawley Forum, Dr. Robert G. Rogers, H-SC Professor Emeritus of Religion, will host "Combating Bigotry & Hatred: Personal Reflections by a Panel of Holocaust Seminar Alumni."

All events are free and open to the community.