PROGRAM DETAILS

The Holocaust

Instructor
Stephen Berk
Category
History / Jewish Culture & History
WPL01244

Course Description

Seventy-three years after the Holocaust we have learned new things about this terrible unprecedented event in history. German and Jewish responses to the Holocaust and the role of Auschwitz in the Final Solution are the subjects of this lecture. The attitudes of the Roosevelt administration and the Catholic Church to the Holocaust will also be discussed.


About the Instructor

  • Stephen Berk, PhD is a Professor of History at Union College in Schenectady, New York where he holds the Henry and Sally Schaffer Chair in Holocaust and Jewish Studies. He is the author of Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882. Berk has written articles on Russian and Jewish history, anti-Semitism, and the Middle East. In 2010, Berk was designated an Israel Hero for his defense and advocacy of the State of Israel by JERNY, the Jewish Educational Resources of New York. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Citizen Laureate Award from the University of Albany Foundation.  

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