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Brown to host international Holocaust conference Nov. 4-7, 2004
Brown University will host the eighth biennial Lessons and Legacies international conference on the Holocaust, “From Generation to Generation,” Nov. 4-7, 2004, at the Providence Marriott Hotel and on the Brown campus. The media is welcome to attend conference sessions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University will host the 8th biennial Lessons and Legacies international conference on the Holocaust, titled “From Generation to Generation,” Nov. 4-7, 2004, at the Providence Marriott Hotel, Charles and Orms streets, and on the Brown campus.
The conference is sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation and Brown University. Although attendance is by invitation only, the media is welcome to attend the conference sessions, which feature panel discussions on Jewish wartime testimony, Nazism, inter-ethnic relations, the literature and photographs of the Holocaust, the revival of Jewish life in Europe and the new anti-Semitism, comparative genocides, and the work of noted Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg, as well as other topics.
“This is one of the most important international conferences on the Holocaust, and it brings together the most prominent scholars on the topic from the United States, Europe and Israel,” said organizer Omer Bartov, Brown professor of history. “The goal of the conference is to promote the teaching of the Holocaust in university courses, particularly in history courses.”
Holocaust survivor and memoirist Ruth Kluger, author of Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (2001), will give a keynote address Thursday, Nov. 4, during the 7 p.m. dinner at the Marriott Hotel. Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons will speak to the conference participants Friday, Nov. 5, at 6:45 p.m. in Sayles Hall, located on The College Green. Yale Professor and author Geoffrey Hartman, founder of the Fortnoff Video Archives of Holocaust Testimonies, will speak Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8:30 p.m. in the Salomon.
For a full schedule of events, see http://www.holocaustef.org/programs7b.html. For more information, call (401) 863-1375 or (617) 372-3121.