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History, Memory and Pedagogy: An Educator Workshop on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

Date: 11/09/2013

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: 115 Blegen Hall

Cost: Free


History, Memory and Pedagogy:
An Educator Workshop on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

November 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
115 Blegen Hall

This one-day professional development workshop is a follow-up to the Holocaust in European Memory Summer Institute that took place on July 8-11, 2013 at the University of Minnesota. That workshop examined questions such as how the Nazi murder of European Jews became "The Holocaust," how the story is conveyed through public memorials, school curricula, art, literature and film and how the Holocaust has been contextualized and rendered meaningful within the diversity of European nations and in the distant US.

We will continue the discussions we started this summer by exploring the specific connections between history, memory and education in the contemporary world. We will examine history and memory as it deals with the genocide of the Roma, communal gatherings and ceremonies dedicated to commemorate the Holocaust and reflections on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, which is considered the official catalyst for the Holocaust.


Kristallnacht and the Duties of Memory: Remarks Alejandro Baer

Alejandro 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


The Roma Genocide and Memory: Lecture by William Duna

William A. Duna is an American Gypsy descended from Hungarian musicians who emigrated to the U. S. in 1893. Duna has taught music, written and performed, and has served as an entertainment consultant. He has written and lectured about the Roma people and was appointed by Ronald Reagan as the first Roma to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council in 1987.


"Holocaust Commemorations for the Broader Community"
Presentation by Deborah Petersen-Perlman

Deborah Petersen Perlman is an Associate Professor of Communications, University of Minnesota Duluth and coordinates the Baeumler-Kaplan Holocaust Commemoration.

The workshop is free and anyone with interest in the topic is welcome to attend. Please let CHGS know if you will be attending by emailing chgs@umn.edu or calling 612-624-9007.



  • Name: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • E-mail: chgs@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Global Studies, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, European Studies Consortium

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at 612-624-9007.

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