UNL Jewish Studies Colloquium Series

Monthly lunchtime talks (occasionally evenings) featuring Nebraska colleagues and international scholars. All events in 316 Seaton Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Lunch will be provided.

Feb. 20, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Jean Cahan, Director of Harris Center for Judaic Studies
“Theorizing Nationalism and Zionism”

Mar. 13, time TBA

Benjamin Frommer, Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence
“Unmixing Marriage: Czecho-German and Jewish-Gentile Intermarried Families in Bohemia and Moravia, 1938-1948”

Frommer is a historian of twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe. His work has focused on topics of genocide and ethnic cleansing, collaboration and resistance, transitional justice, and nationalism. He is the author of National Cleansing: Retribution against Nazi Collaborators in Postwar Czechoslovakia (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005), which was published in Czech translation by Academia Publishers (Prague, 2010). His current book project, The Ghetto Without Walls: The Identification, Isolation, and Elimination of Bohemian and Moravian Jewry, 1938-1948, examines the wartime destruction of one of the world's most integrated and intermarried Jewish communities.

More on Ben at http://www.history.northwestern.edu/people/frommer.html.

Friday, April 18, 12:30-1:30

Professor Waitman Beorn, Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Professor Beorn will speak on his recently -published book, Marching Into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus(Harvard University Press 2014).