Middle Tennessee State University will host the 8th bi-Annual MTSU Holocaust Studies Conference November 8-10, 2007 at Murfreesboro, TN, located approximately 30 miles SE of Nashville. We invite you to participate. Please visit our website for more complete information concerning the programs and accommodations made for participants.
In addition to traditional academic sessions, the conference includes presentations by two world-class Holocaust scholars—Gerhard Weinberg and Robert Satloff; a survivors/liberators panel and a performance by pianist Claudia Stevens who will speak the words of Fanya Fenelon and play the music of the Auschwitz women’s orchestra that she led. Professor Weinberg will speak twice: his first plenary will discuss "The Nuremberg Trials and the Holocaust"; the second is titled “Kristallnacht—November 9, 1938 as Experienced Then and as Seen Now." Dr. Satloff will speak on “Countering Holocaust Denial in the Middle East: A New Approach.”
A unique feature of our conference is that only one conference session is scheduled at a time so that all the scholars in attendance participate in lively discourse following each group of papers. Among the featured sessions are “Muslim Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust,” “Christian Responses to Kristallnacht in the Europe the U.S. and Canada,” “Lost Episodes of Holocaust History” and “The Lessons of Nuremberg Witnessed, Learned and Ignored.” The final day of the conference, including both the Stevens performance and the powerful survivors/liberators panel, is devoted to K-14 education. Teachers who attend earn 8 contact hours and will receive a packet of course materials including two full length DVDs.
Department of History, Box 23
Chair, MTSU Holocaust Studies Committee
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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