Holocaust Lecture Series
Jan. 13, 2020—The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jan. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt Holocaust Lecture Series seeks participants in a realistic genocide prevention simulation.
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."
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.
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.
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."
Jan. 21, 2016—The "Vanderbilt Historical Review" is online and ready for readers, with a semiannual publication schedule planned from now on.