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Antisemitism: From Persecution to Genocide

033016Feature_AntisemitismThe panel “Antisemitism: From Persecution to Genocide” will be held Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m., School of Education Building, Room 114.

Guest speakers will include:

  • UNCG Emeritus Professor and author of “The Twisted Road to Auschwitz,” Dr. Karl Schleunes
  • Rabbi Frank Fischer, witness to Kristallnacht during the Holocaust
  • Dr. Zev Harel, survivor of Holocaust death camps
  • UNCG Communication Studies Professor Dr. Roy Schwartzman.

Schleunes will be discussing the the progression of antisemitism in Europe during the twentieth century, Rabbi Fischer and Dr. Harel will discuss their experiences in Nazi Germany, and Dr. Schwartzman will discuss how antisemitism is relevant to today’s issues of hate.

The UNCG Historical Society, the UNCG History Department, the UNCG Communication Studies Department, and the UNCG Holocaust & Genocide Studies Research & Teaching Network are co-sponsoring this event, which features two survivors of the Holocaust. Additional support provided by a grant from the Alfred & Anita Schnog Family Foundation and from the Jewish Heritage Foundation of N.C.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served immediately following the event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brittany Hedrick at bmhedric@uncg.edu.

Photograph from German Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Poland, summer 1944, photographer Ernst Hofmann or Bernhard Walte. Courtesy Creative Commons.