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Holocaust Lecture Series

‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement

Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.

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Beverly Asbury, ‘conscience’ of Vanderbilt University, dies

Aug. 31, 2018—The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt's first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.

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‘Can We Speak of a Divine Purpose to the Holocaust?’ April 12

Apr. 9, 2018—Shaul Magid, professor of Jewish studies and religious studies at Indiana University-Bloomington, will discuss "Can We Speak of a Divine Purpose to the Holocaust? Hasidic and Religious Zionist Perspectives" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room.

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Holocaust Lecture Series: ‘Is Broken Faith Still Faith?’ April 11

Apr. 9, 2018—Shaul Magid, professor of Jewish studies and religious studies at Indiana University-Bloomington, will discuss "Is Broken Faith Still Faith? Reflections on the Final Sermons of Rabbi Kalonymous Kalman Shapira of the Warsaw Ghetto" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Schulman Center.

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‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past’ Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 2018—Jennifer Teege will discuss her international best-selling memoir Friday, Jan. 26, in Benton Chapel as part of the Holocaust Lecture Series.

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Holocaust Lecture Series seeks volunteers for genocide prevention simulation Jan. 20–21

Jan. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series seeks participants in a realistic genocide prevention simulation.

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Holocaust Lecture Series marks 40th year; Saul Friedlander to give keynote Sept. 26

Sep. 19, 2017—Saul Friedlander, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli-American historian, will give the keynote presentation for the 40th annual Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt. His talk, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt Law School, is titled "Where Memory Leads."

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‘A Shayna Maidel’ explores impact of Holocaust on family

Nov. 3, 2016—VUTheatre, in partnership with the Holocaust Lecture Series,will perform the emotional drama "A Shayna Maidel" for two weekends, Nov. 4 - 12, at Neely Auditorium.

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Noted Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois to give talk at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20, 2016—Father Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, will give the keynote address Tuesday, Oct. 25, for Vanderbilt's Holocaust Lecture Series.

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39th Holocaust Lecture Series to explore ‘Rituals of Memory and Oblivion’

Sep. 13, 2016—How do we deal with loss? How do we deal with survival amid loss? Vanderbilt’s annual Holocaust lecture series, now in its 39th year, is the longest-running program of its kind at any university in the United States. This year’s theme is "Rituals of Memory and Oblivion."

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History journal launched by Vanderbilt undergraduates

Jan. 21, 2016—The "Vanderbilt Historical Review" is online and ready for readers, with a semiannual publication schedule planned from now on.

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Holocaust Lecture Series ends Nov. 3 with panel on genocide and sexual violence

Oct. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt's 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series ends Tuesday, Nov. 3, with a panel discussion about genocide and sexual violence.

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