SAVE THE DATE:
The second program in the series Violated!: Sexual Abuse During and After the Holocaust will take place on Sunday, February 19th:
Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices under Nazi Rule
The guest speaker will be Dr. Beverley Chalmers.
Holocaust literature gives exhaustive attention to ‘direct’ means of exterminating Jews, by using gas chambers, torture, starvation, disease, and intolerable conditions in ghettos and camps, and by the Einsatzgruppen. Manipulating reproduction and sexuality – as a less ‘direct,’ but also abusive, method of genocide of Jews, or its antithesis – geno-coercion among ‘Aryans,’- has not yet received the same attention, and will be examined in this presentation. The Nazis abused reproduction and sexuality to create an ideological ‘Master Race.’ They prohibited those deemed ‘Life unworthy of life’ from having sex or reproducing while promoting these among those deemed ‘worthy of life.’
This program is in partnership with the Remember the Women Institute, Women in the Holocaust – International Study Center (MORESHET), Wagner College Holocaust Center, Classrooms Without Borders, Rabin Chair Forum Washington University, and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Center.
2 PM EST | 8 PM CET | 9 PM SAST | 9 PM Israel
With Our Partners:
Wednesday, February 9th:
What do we remember? How do we remember? Who remembers? Panel discussion
This is the fourth and final program in the series: 80 Years After – Aktion Reinhard”: The Industrial Killing of European Jewry, a joint project of the Galicia Jewish Museum, the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, and the Ghetto Fighters House
During the last event, we will discuss issues related to memory. What Do We Remember? How Do We Remember? Who Remember? Prof. James Young will describe the process of commemoration at the Concentration and Death Camps itself. Prof Omer Bartov will look at the processes of transmission of the memory of the Holocaust in Israel. Finally, activist Dariusz Poplela will show how small communities and nongovernmental organizations work together to bring back the memory of the Holocaust in the context of rural Poland today.
Dr. Edyta Gawron from the Jagiellonian University will moderate this program.
1 PM EST | 7 PM CET | 8 PM SAST | 8 PM Israel