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May 2, 2014

The Holocaust as History: A Symposium in Honor of Christopher Browning

Professor Christopher Browning is retiring at the end of the semester. In recognition of his groundbreaking research and his impact on Carolina, the History Department is organizing a symposium and the Center is please to co-sponsor. The public is invited to attend. Below is the preliminary event information.  For additional event information, please contact Derek Holmgren at: djholmgr@email.unc.edu

The Holocaust as History: A Symposium in Honor of Christopher Browning

May 2, 2014, University Room, Hyde Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sponsored by the UNC Department of History, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series, UNC Center for European Studies, and the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities


12:15 Welcome and Introduction

Konrad H. Jarausch (UNC – Chapel Hill)


12:30 Luncheon Lecture

The Universalization of the Holocaust as a Moral Standard

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Davidson)


2:00 Workshop

Aspects of the Holocaust

Chair: Karl Schleunes (UNC – Greensboro)

Michael Meng (Clemson)

John Cox (UNC – Charlotte)

Waitman Beorn (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Laura Brade (UNC – Chapel Hill)

Comment: Karen Auerbach (UNC – Chapel Hill)


5: 00-7:00 Public Lecture and Reception

Current Challenges in Holocaust Research

Chair: Gerhard Weinberg (UNC – Chapel Hill)

Laudatio: Konrad H. Jarausch (UNC – Chapel Hill)

Lecture: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto)

Response: Christopher Browning (UNC – Chapel Hill)

September 15, 2014

Academic lecture: Menachem Fisch

Details forthcoming.

November 17, 2014

Community lecture: Shaul Stampfer

details forthcoming.

February 23, 2015

Academic lecture: Baruch Halpern

Details forthcoming.

April 20, 2015

2015: Community lecture: Dana Kaplan

NOTE: 2015 event. Details forthcoming.

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