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CU at the Boulder JCC: A Scholars Series

The American Liberation of the Nazi Camps
Date: March 31, 2015Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Boulder JCC
3800 Kalmia Ave
Boulder, CO 80301
Contact: Kathryn BernheimerPhone: 303-998-1021Email: kathryn@boulderjcc.org

Join Menorah for fascinating presentations by the esteemed faculty of the Program in Jewish Studies and discover why this relatively new CU department has established a national reputation for innovation and excellence. 

“The Gates of Hell: The American Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps”

With Professor Paul Shankman

NEW DATE: Tuesday, March 31, 7 pm

This spring commemorates the 70th anniversary of the American liberation of Nazi concentration camps in Germany. What were these camps, such as Bergen Belsen and Dachau, like at the very end of World War II? What was the liberation like for the liberators and the liberated? This talk explores this important period as Allied troops came face-to-face with the Holocaust.

A CU Professor of Anthropology since 1973 with a Ph.D. from Harvard, Professor Shankman has conducted fieldwork in Samoa since 1966. His most recent book focuses on Margaret Mead. He has been teaching courses on the Holocaust for several decades and currently teaches The Holocaust: An Anthropological Perspective for the Program in Jewish Studies, which he co-founded with Professor Goodman.

Cost: Tickets are available online for $12; $15 at the door

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Full Remaining Scholar Series Schedule:

                                             

The American Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps
With Professor Paul Shankman
Wednesday, February 25, 7 pm

A CU Professor of Anthropology since 1973 with a Ph.D. from Harvard, Professor Shankman has conducted fieldwork in Samoa since 1966. His most recent book focuses on Margaret Mead. He has been teaching courses on the Holocaust for several decades and currently teaches The Holocaust: An Anthropological Perspective for the Program in Jewish Studies, which he co-founded with Professor Goodman.

 

Dreams Bigger Than the Night, a novel about American Nazis, Jewish gangsters, and the Great Depression
With Professor and author Paul Levitt
Thursday, April 30, 7 pm

Professor Levitt was trained in modern drama, has written plays for the BBC, and has written more than 20 novels and 50 articles on topics ranging from the literary to the political to the pedagogical. He regards himself as a “utility infielder” who can play almost any position. He currently teaches Jewish-American Fiction in the Program in Jewish Studies. His novels often deal with Jewish themes and explore Jewish historical events.

 

Special Additional Event for CU at the J: A Scholars Series

“Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948”
Author talk with Professor Liora Halperin
Sunday, April 26, 7 pm
Books will be available for purchase

The story of language in Jewish Palestine is a fascinating tale of shifting power relationships, both locally and globally. Liora Halperin’s absorbing new study questions the accepted scholarly narrative of a Zionist move away from multilingualism and explores the promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew - traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study - as a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War I.

A recent addition to the PJS faculty, Professor Halperin is an assistant professor of History and Jewish Studies with a Ph.D. in History from UCLA, where she focused on modern Jewish and modern Middle Eastern history. She currently teaches Introduction to Jewish History Since 1492; The History of Modern Israel; and Tel Aviv: Urban History and Culture.

 

Coming Next Year: Professors David Shneer, Janet Jacobs, Davide Stimille, Brian Catlos. and more!