Genocide Testimonies of the Shoah Foundation in the Classroom and Research: Workshop with Prof. Wolf Gruner (USC)

Genocide Testimonies of the Shoah Foundation in the Classroom and Research: Workshop with Prof. Wolf Gruner (USC)
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:00pm-2:00pm
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 421

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In collaboration with the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and The Center for Academic Excellence, Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies will be offering a special workshop to provide the campus community with information on how to utilize the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive to enhance teaching, learning, and research endeavors.

Facilitated by Dr. Wolf Gruner, the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and Founding Director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, workshop participants will have full access to the Foundation’s Visual History Archive that contains over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust, the Rwandan, Armenian, Cambodian, and Guatemalan genocides, and the Nanjing Massacre in China. The archive encompasses the experiences not only of survivors, but also of witnesses, liberators, aid providers, and war crimes trials participants. It is the largest of its kind in the field and only recently has become available at ASU thanks to the College of Arts and Science and Belk Library.

The Genocide Testimonies of the Shoah Foundation in the Classroom and Research workshop on March 20 will take place from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm in Room 421, of Belk Library and Information Commons.

To sign up for the workshop, go to https://workshops.appstate.edu/detail.aspx?key=1662

We look forward to your participation in this unique workshop. Professor Gruner will also give a public lecture entitled “Defiance and Protest: Forgotten Individual Jewish Reactions to the Persecution in Nazi Germany” and will start at 7:00 pm in Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 114.

Wolf Gruner is a renowned specialist in comparative genocide studies and the history of the Holocaust. He is the author of eight books on the Holocaust, among them “Jewish Forced Labor under the Nazis. Economic Needs and Nazi Racial Aims”, with Cambridge University Press (paperback 2008), as well as over 60 academic articles and book chapters. He also coedited two books, one of them, the translated updated book “The Greater German Reich and the Jews. Nazi Persecution Policies in the Annexed Territories 1935-1945” was published in 2015 with Berghahn Books. Its original German edition received the award for most outstanding German studies in humanities and social sciences in 2012. Gruner’s most recent study „Los Parias de la Patria“. El mito de la liberación de los indígenas en la República de Bolivia 1825-1890”, was published in Spanish with Plural Editores, Bolivia, in 2015 and contains a sub-chapter that is analyzing petitions of indigenous actors.

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or Crystal Weisner of The Center for Academic Excellence at weisnercm@appstate.eduor 828-262-3040.