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Apply for a 2019 Sharon Abramson Research Grant

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2019 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

Saints and Liars: American Relief and Rescue Workers during the Nazi Era

Thursday, October 18, 5:00 PM Harris Hall 108 A number of Americans — Quakers, Unitarians, Jews, secular people — traveled around the globe to offer relief and to rescue victims of Nazi Germany and its allies. Who were these intrepid souls who perceived possibilities for action where so many of their fellow citizens saw none?

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