Ordinary Monsters: The Holocaust and the Puzzle of Perpetration (POSTPONED)

The UC strike has now entered its second week.  As the largest work stoppage at any higher-education institution in history, the strike represents a pivotal and difficult moment for the 48,000 teaching assistants, student and academic researchers, and postdocs on strike—as well as for our students and the entire UC community.  While we await the outcome of […]

Zakhor at 40: A Conversation on the Importance of Yosef Yerushalmi’s Masterpiece

A distinguished group of scholars will discuss the impact and import of Y. H. Yerushalmi’s great work Zakhor on the occasion of the 40th year of its publication and the 13th anniversary of his death. Thursday 12/8/2022 · Zoom Live · 9 AM (PST) Speakers: Carlo Ginzburg (UCLA) Sylvie-Anne Goldberg (EHESS) Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg (NYU) Marina Rustow […]

Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust: A Book Discussion (Podcast Release)

Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust: A Book Discussion John-Paul Himka (University of Alberta) Moderator: Jared McBride (UCLA) The 1939 Society Program in Holocaust Studies The author and Jared McBride discuss the book Ukrainian Nationalists and the Holocaust, which appeared in 2021 in ibidem-Verlag. The book looks at the ideology and practices of the Organization of […]

Undesirables: A Holocaust Journey to North Africa

Undesirables: A Holocaust Journey to North Africa Aomar Boum (UCLA) Moderator: Todd Presner (UCLA) In this gripping graphic novel, a Jewish journalist encounters an extension of the horrors of the Holocaust in North Africa. In the lead-up to World War II, the rising tide of fascism and antisemitism in Europe foreshadowed Hitler’s genocidal campaign against […]