Explore the unique roles of women in resistance activities and rescue efforts during the Holocaust. Women engaged in active armed resistance, prisoner revolts, acted as couriers, and fought back through both personal and spiritual resistance. We will discuss several of these brave women, including Marion Pritchard, Faye Shulman, Countess Maria von Maltzan and Irena Sendler.
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The Historic Forty-plus Year Effort to Bring Them to Justice, Presented by the Hon. Elizabeth Holtzman
Nazi war criminals came to the US in large numbers after WWII, generally hiding their murderous activities from US authorities and the public. Former US Representative Elizabeth Holtzman, became the first member of Congress to expose their presence in the US and institute measures, including a new law, to bring them to justice. Her talk will recount that historic effort.
This webinar for members of Gratz giving societies features Dr. Paul Finkelman, Gratz College president and historian, and Dr. Kathryn A. Glatter, a Harvard-trained physician and student in Gratz’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Ph.D. program. They will lead a discussion about Jews and pandemic based on their recently published article, “Jews, Genes, and the Black Death” (Jewish Review of Books, February 7, 2021), in which they pose a fascinating, scientific-historical hypothesis about how genetic science can change our understanding of historical events – and debunk age-old myths.
In 1982 the forty-year-old junior senator from Delaware gave Gratz College’s Sol Feinstone Memorial Lecture on “Freedom.” Clearly, Gratz made a great choice that year.
Gratz Professor and Director of the Camp Administration and Leadership program Dave Malter was recently featured on The Day Camp Pod podcast.
Dr. Monika Rice, professor in the Gratz Center for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights will participate in a program hosted by the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University and the Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College.
Dr. Ruth Sandberg, director of the Center for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, recently published an article in American Religion.
Gratz College President Dr. Paul Finkelman is scheduled to deliver the Miriam Melrod Lecture in Judaic Studies hosted by Connecticut College. at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 via Zoom.
Gratz College partners with the Max and Tessie Zelkovitz Centre for Jewish Studies providing faculty and students with professional and research opportunities. Gratz students enjoy access to resources, events, and conferences held through the Zelkovitz Centre.
Sunday, May 2 through Friday, May 7, 2021 beginning at 11:30 am EST.