All are welcome to attend the following programs. Unless otherwise noted,
all programs are free and held at the United States Holocaust Memorial
So we may ensure sufficient space for each event, please reserve seating in
advance by telephoning (202) 488-6162. All programs are subject to change,
and new events are often added. Please check the reservation line or the
Museum's Website (www.ushmm.org) for actual times, locations, and updates.
INA LEVINE SCHOLAR AWARD ANNUAL LECTURE THURSDAY, MARCH 13 7-8:30 p.m.
Initiating the Final Solution: The Fateful Months of September-October 1941
CHRISTOPHER R. BROWNING is Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 2002-2003 Ina Levine
Scholar, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum. Professor Browning is an internationally recognized leader
in the field of Holocaust studies. His book Ordinary Men: Reserve Battalion
101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1992) received the National Jewish
Book Award in 1993. His books The Final Solution and the German Foreign
Office: A Study of Referat D III of Abteilung Deutschland, 1940-1943 (1978),
Fateful Months: Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution (1985), The
Path to Genocide (1992), and Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers
(2000) have contributed to a significantly deeper, more nuanced
understanding of the Holocaust. Dr. Browning has published numerous essays
in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, German Studies Review, Central European
History, Yad Vashem Studies, and other journals. His forthcoming
publications include The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of
Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 (University of Nebraska Press)
and Collected Memories: Holocaust History and Post-War Testimony (University
of Wisconsin Press). As Ina Levine Scholar, Professor Browning is examining
the factory slave labor camps in Starachowice, Poland, from the perspective
of its Jewish inmates, utilizing a rich collection of survivor testimony.
The Ina Levine Scholar Award is endowed by the William S. and Ina Levine
Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona.
Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, Lower Level
SYMPOSIUM THURSDAY, APRIL 3 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Children and the Holocaust
During the Holocaust, over one million children were killed. Those who
escaped that fate went into hiding, were forced to emigrate, often without
their families, or survived by hiding their Jewish identity. Others were
ghettoized, deported, and murdered by mobile killing squads or in
concentration, transit, labor, and death camps. After the war ended, those
children left alive struggled to reunite with surviving members of their
families. Others had to come to terms with the fact that they had become
orphans. This symposium explores the variety of fates children encountered,
as examined by scholars and from the perspective of child survivors
themselves. It is one of several programs focusing on children taking place
between April 2003 and April 2004 in commemoration of the Museum's 10th
Anniversary. For information on other 10th Anniversary commemorative
programs, please visit the Museum's website at www.ushmm.org.
Keynote-Nechama Tec, Professor of Sociology, University of
Connecticut-Stamford Campus; Member, United States Holocaust Memorial
Council and its Academic Committee; and 1997 Senior Research Fellow, Miles
Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance, United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum (hereafter USHMM)
The Plight of German Children from Jewish-Christian 'Mixed Marriages:'
Often-Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust-Cynthia A. Crane, Assistant
Professor of English, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Childhood in the Warsaw Ghetto-Barbara Engelking-Boni, Assistant Professor,
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw
Coming to Terms with Memory Through Fiction and Poetry-Henryk Grynberg,
novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, and essayist, Washington,
D.C., and recipient of the Tadeus Borowski Prize, the Koscielski Foundation
Prize, the Stanislaw Vincenz Prize, the Alfred Jurzykowski Prize, and the
Jan Karski-Pola Nirenska Prize.
Jewish Emigration and International Refugee Policy: The Situation of
Children-Susanne Heim, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science,
Berlin; and 2003 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Center for Advanced
Holocaust Studies, USHMM
The Destruction and Rescue of Jewish Children in Besserabia, Bukovina, and
Transnistria-Radu Ioanid, Director, International Archival Program, Center
for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
Heroic Acts and Missed Opportunities: The Rescue of Youth Aliyah Groups from
Europe During World War Two-Sara Kadosh, Director, American Jewish Joint
Distribution Committee Archives, Jerusalem; and former Research Affiliate,
International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
The Role of Children in the Rehabilitation Process of Survivors: The Case of
Bergen-Belsen-Hagit Lavsky, Professor, The Institute of Contemporary Jewry,
Samuel L. and Perry Haber Chair of Post-Holocaust Studies, and Director,
Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of
Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Unbekannte Kinder:" The Unknown Children of Westerbork-Daphne Meijer,
author and journalist, Amsterdam; and Writer-in-Residence at the University
of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1997)
Transformation and Resistance: Schooling Efforts for Jewish Children and
Youth in Hiding, in Ghettos, and in Camps-Lisa Anne Plante, Adjunct
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, California State University-San
This symposium is made possible by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.
Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, Lower Level
APRIL 6-7: Millersville University's 23rd Annual Conference on the
Holocaust, Millersville, Pennsylvania
Children and the Holocaust
This conference is organized in conjunction with the USHMM's symposium
Children and the Holocaust. For further information, please contact Ms.
Margaret Eichler, Department of History, Millersville University of
Pennsylvania, at (717) 872-3555.
New Edition of Center-Sponsored Scholarly Book
Toldot h'Yehudim b'Romahnia: h'Shoah, by Radu Ioanid
The Hebrew edition of this important study of the destruction of the
Romanian Jews and Gypsies under the Antonescu regime, 1940-44, complements
previous English-, Romanian-, and French-language editions.
Member Discount for United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Journal
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The Museum's scholarly journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, is published
three times a year by Oxford University Press. Under the editorship of
Professor Richard D. Breitman of American University, who sits on the
Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, it is
the major international, multi-disciplinary forum for the publication of new
scholarship on the Holocaust. For more information, consult
www3.oup.co.uk/holgen/. The Winter 2002 volume of the journal, 16:3, is
devoted primarily to Italy and the Vatican.
Specially discounted subscriptions are available to United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum members on a one-calendar-year basis for $31.00. Send
requests for subscriptions or for a free sample copy to Holocaust and
Genocide Studies, Journals Marketing, Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans
Road, Cary, NC 27513.
Update of Web version of Center-Sponsored Archival Guide to the Collections
of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
This reference provides collection-by-collection descriptions of the
Museum's rich and growing holdings and guides access to the
multimillion-page archival holdings and other textual records of the United
States Holocaust Memorial Museum. A searchable Web version, with some
collections linked to electronic finding aids, is available at http:
file://www.ushmm.org/uia-cgi/uia_form/archguide. The electronic version was
updated in January 2003.
Research and educational institutions may request, on institutional
letterhead, a free copy by writing to Academic Publications, Center for
Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (address below).
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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