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  • Dr. Maggie Paxson
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Remembering the Good: Holocaust Rescue and Resistance in a French Village

    From 1939 to 1945, the villagers of the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon, France, hid, protected, and ultimately rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis at great peril to their own lives. Their nearly unparalleled actions during the Holocaust are part of this community’s long history of taking in persecuted outsiders of diverse backgrounds. Anthropologist Dr. Margaret Paxson will discuss her nearly completed book on how this community handled the shelter of outsiders. Dr. Paxson, whose first book, Solvyovo: The Story of Memory…

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    Incident at Vichy: A Discussion with the Actors

    NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration An intimate portrait of life under Nazi occupation in Vichy France is dramatized by the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Arthur Miller’s Incident at Vichy. Oftentimes overlooked when assessing Miller’s overall oeuvre, this specific play was performed at the Signature Theater in New York City in 2015 and explored the resonant themes of living life under an occupying force where the line between friends and foes is blurred and evil presents itself in many forms, oftentimes…

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    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    In the Shadows of Auschwitz: The Treatment of Jews in Poland during the Holocaust

    Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration Dr. David Engel, Holocaust scholar and author of multiple books on the Holocaust will lecture about the treatment of Jews specifically in Poland during the Holocaust. This presentation will chronicle his research of the Holocaust in Poland, the Polish government-in exile, and the role of complicity versus collaboration versus rescue that occurred in Nazi occupied territories in Eastern Europe. Engel is a Professor of…

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  • Dr. Azadeh Aalai
    Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Becoming an Engaged & Active Bystander: How to Navigate a Complex & Diverse World

    NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration This workshop will facilitate skill-building for student and other participants by asking them to reflect on difficult questions, such as: what does it take to become an engaged and civic-minded citizen, and how can we develop skills to be more likely to be active (rather than passive) bystanders? The workshop will explore the theme of complicity and collaboration in a modern context, by reflecting on how we feel pressure today to remain passive in…

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  • Dr. Aliza Luft
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Wartime Defection: Resistance and Rescue During Genocide

    Part of the Drs. Bebe and Owen Bernstein Lecture Series NEH 2017-18 Event: Complicity & Collaboration Prominent scholar and UCLA faculty member Dr. Aliza Luft will discuss her research on rescue behavior during mass atrocities and genocide. Her presentation will focus on decision-making in violent contexts and how people shift stances from support for state violence to resistance over time. Luft draws on case studies from her research in France, where people were both complicit in genocide and resistant to…

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