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Global Holocaust Memory and the New Anti-Semitism.

Date: 02/05/2014

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Beth El Synagogue Twin Cities

Cost: Free


Research on contemporary anti-Semitism, as well as Holocaust education and commemoration reveals that the way people think about the Holocaust is changing. Rather than public discussions of the Holocaust discouraging hatred, in some cases the reverse is happening. This new phenomenon, sometimes called “memory envy,” or “Holocaust skepticism,” is channeling new resentments and hostilities. Professor Baer will shed light on the sources, functions and different contexts of emergence of a new anti-Semitism related to the globalization of Holocaust memory.

Prof. Baer is the director and Stephen C. Feinstein Chair of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has authored numerous articles addressing issues of genocide, memory, and antisemitism. Prof. Baer directed the Spanish section of the Shoah Visual Archives and has served as a member of the Spanish delegation to the International Task Force for Holocaust Education Remembrance and Research. His books include "Holocaust: Remembrance and Representation." More recently he has curated a traveling exhibition, Visas for Freedom: Spanish Diplomats and the Holocaust.



  • Name: Laura Lechner
  • E-mail: jwst@umn.edu
  • Phone: 6126244914
  • Sponsored by: German, Scandinavian & Dutch, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Jewish Studies


Parking is available at Beth El Synagogue, which is located at 5225 Barry Street West, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lechner, Center for Jewish Studies, jwst@umn.edu, 612-624-4914.

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