Events

History, Memory, Fiction: A Reading and Conversation

Free

Eduardo Halfon’s stories cut across borders of geography, history, culture, and identity. A Guatemalan-Jewish writer with ties to the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, Halfon writes fiction that weaves together stories of the Holocaust, the Ashkenazi and Sephardic diasporas, and the Guatemalan civil war in provocative and moving ways. In this special event, […]

At 4:00 pm
314 Royce Hall

Another Zionism: Jessie Sampter, Queerness, and Disability – Sarah Imhoff

Free

Jessie Sampter (1883-1938) embraced Zionism as an adult and moved to Palestine in 1919. Yet Sampter’s own life and body hardly matched typical Zionist ideals: while Zionism celebrated the strong and healthy body, Sampter spoke of herself as “crippled” from childhood polio and plagued by weakness and sickness her whole life; while Zionism applauded reproductive […]

At 2:00 pm
314 Royce Hall

New Approaches to Italian Fascism and Jewish Histories (Zoom Live)

Free

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Fascist seizure of power, an event known as The March on Rome and which produced the first Fascist government and initiated the 23-year rule of Benito Mussolini, the Leve Center will host a conversation on new historical approaches and interpretations of Italian fascism and Jewish history. This virtual […]

At 9:00 am

Wartime North Africa: A Documentary History, 1934–1950 (Sarah A. Stein & Aomar Boum)

Free

Sarah Abrevaya Stein (UCLA) & Aomar Boum (UCLA) Wartime North Africa: A Documentary History, 1934–1950  The 1939 Society Program in Holocaust Studies  This book, the first-ever collection of primary documents on North African history and the Holocaust, gives voice to the diversity of those involved—Muslims, Christians, and Jews; women, men, and children; black, brown, and […]

At 4:00 pm
314 Royce Hall

How the Soviet Jew Was Made – Sasha Senderovich (Cosponsored Event)

Free

In this presentation, Sasha Senderovich will discuss his new book, How the Soviet Jew Was Made, published by Harvard University Press in 2022. In the book, Senderovich offers a close reading of postrevolutionary Russian and Yiddish literature and film that recast the Soviet Jew as a novel cultural figure: not just a minority but an ambivalent character […]

At 4:00 pm
306 Royce Hall

Undesirables: A Holocaust Journey to North Africa

Free

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 […]

At 2:00 pm
314 Royce Hall

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

Free

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 […]

TOP