29. Februar 2012 , 19:00 Uhr - 20:30 Uhr

Thinking about Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust


Steven Katz is the Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Professor of Jewish and Holocaust Studies and the Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University.  A member and former co-chair of the Academic Committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Professor Katz is Chair of the Holocaust Commission of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and interim Academic Advisor to the European Union's International Task Force on Holocaust Education and Remembrance.  Professor Katz is also the editor of Modern Judaism and the author of numerous works on the philosophy of religion, Judaica, comparative mysticism, and the Holocaust, including Historicism, the Holocaust, and Zionism (1992); Post-Holocaust Dialogues (1983); Jewish Ideas and Concepts (1977), and Jewish Philosophers (1975).  He is currently writing the second and third volumes of his book, The Holocaust in Historical Context.  The first volume was published in 1994.  In this year's Shapiro Lecture, Professor Katz will discuss the often misunderstood topic of Jewish behavior in the face of Nazi oppression.  Examining the complex historical and political conditions of Jewish responses to persecution, he will explore the phenomenon of resistance by Jews in the Holocaust.

The J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, endowed by the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust, enables the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research about the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the public. The scholar-in-residence also leads seminars, lectures at universities in the United States, and serves as a resource for the Museum, educators, students, and the general public.


This lecture has been made possible through the generosity of the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Charitable Trust, with additional support provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.

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