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Did Gender Matter during the Holocaust?

Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Annual Lecture Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University and author of Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany. One of three books by Kaplan to have won the National Jewish Book Award, this

Americans and the Holocaust: An Exhibition at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Tuesday, March 6, 5:00 PM, Harris Hall 108 (1881 Sheridan Road) The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, along with the Department of History, is pleased to celebrate the work of our colleague Daniel Greene, who is curating a new exhibition on Americans’ responses to the Holocaust at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington,

Apply for the 2018 Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF of NU) is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to participate in the 23rd Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 25 – July 6, 2018 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. HEF of NU’s renowned Summer Institute is an intensive two-week course of study designed to

Apply for a Sharon Abramson Research Grant

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition.  HEF will award five grants of up to $4,000 to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in PhD programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty at all levels whose research centers on the

Representing Queer Lives under Nazism: Two Films, Twenty Years

Aimee and Jaguar screening: Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 PM Panel discussion: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 8:15 PM The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, in partnership with Northwestern Hillel, the Women’s Center, and the department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, is pleased to present a panel discussion, “Representing Queer Lives under Nazism: Two Films, Twenty Years.”

Polish “Blue Police” and the Extermination of the Polish Jews, 1939 – 1945

Monday, October 23 at 5:00 PM, Harris Hall 108 The Chabraja Center for Historical Studies and the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University present a lecture by Prof. Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa), “Polish ‘Blue Police’ and the Extermination of the Polish Jews, 1939 – 1945.” The Polish “Blue” Police were created by the Germans

HEF Statement after Charlottesville

As an organization that advances education about the Holocaust, the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University strongly condemns the recent white supremacist terrorist attack in Charlottesville. We call out the lack of leadership from the highest levels, which has fostered an environment that continues to embolden antisemitic, racial, ethnic, and gender-based hatred and discrimination. As

Call for Papers – Lessons and Legacies XV

The Call for Papers for Lessons and Legacies XV, to be held from November 1 – 4 at Washington University in St. Louis, is now available. Click here to download the CfP as a PDF. Proposals must be submitted using the Lessons and Legacies Proposal Submission Form. Please contact hef@northwestern.edu with any questions.

Jews and Justice in Communist Poland in the Immediate Aftermath of the Holocaust

Friday, May 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Rock Room (Norris University Center 207) In the aftermath of the Holocaust, survivors and Jews the world over were anxious to see Nazis and their accomplices put on trial for their crimes. Poland’s surviving Jewish remnant played a particularly active role in the effort to bring Nazis and