January 25, 2024 - 4:00 pm
January 25, 2024 - 5:30 pm
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Thursday, January 25, 2024 • Faculty Center • 4 PM
Ari Joskowicz (Vanderbilt)
Moderated by Michael Rothberg (UCLA)
Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust
The Annual 1939 Society Program in Holocaust Studies
Jews and Roma died side by side in the Holocaust, yet the world did not recognize their destruction equally. In the years and decades following the war, the Jewish experience of genocide increasingly occupied the attention of legal experts, scholars, educators, curators, and politicians, while the genocide of Europe’s Roma went largely ignored. In this talk, Joskowicz explores the simultaneous suffering of Roma and Jews during the Holocaust as well as the unequal yet necessary entanglement of their quests for historical justice and self-representation in the decades following the war.
Ari Joskowicz is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History at Vanderbilt University and chair of the Department of Jewish Studies. He is the author of Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust (Princeton University Press, 2023) and The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France (Stanford University Press, 2014) and editor of Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). He has held fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) among others.
UCLA Department of History
UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural
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