Δευτέρα, 30 Μαρτίου 2009

29th Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide

29th Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide
Resisting Genocide: History, Culture and the Arts in the Holocaust and Beyond

Director: Saulius Sužiedėlis
Co-Director: Jack R. Fischel
Committee Members: Robert Bookmiller, Joshua Fischel, Sue Ortmann
Administrative Assistant: Margaret Eichler
Graduate Assistant: Kimberly Hartlove

Conference Patrons

Mr. William W. Adams
Mr. Eric Berman
Dr. Clark Kaufman
Lancaster Jewish Community Center
Mr. P. Alan Loss
Dr. Robert A. Matlin
Dr. Bruce H. Pokorney
Mr. Robert A. Zuckerman
Mr. Steven J. Zuckerman


The 29th Annual Conference is pleased to acknowledge the support of the Offices of the President and Provost.

Special thanks to Amnesty International, Millersville University Chapter.CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(The Wednesday events will be held in the Lehr Room, Gordinier Conference Center. All Thursday and Friday sessions will be held in the rooms indicated.)



Wednesday, April 1

5:00-6:30 p.m. Information and Contacts
Second Floor, Gordinier Center

Book exhibit opens
The book exhibit, organized by the Library of Social Science, will be open during the Conference. Please stop by the Audubon Room and browse. All books are on sale at special, discounted prices.


7:00-7:20 p.m. Opening of the Conference
Saulius Suñiedlis, Millersville University

Welcoming Remarks
Vilas Prabhu
Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Millersville University

Invocation
Rabbi Jack Paskoff
Congregation Sharaai Shomayim


7:20-9:00 p.m. The Aristides de Sousa Mendes Lecture

Introduction: Why Aristides de Sousa Mendes?
Saulius Sužiedėlis, Millersville University

The Lecture
Hitler, Anti-Communism and the Holocaust
Robert Gellately, Florida State University


9:00-9:30 p.m. Author’s Book Signing


Thursday, April 2

9:00-10:15 a.m. The Reynold Koppel Lecture Lehr Room


Introduction: Saulius Sužiedėlis, Millersville University

Ghettostadt: Łódź and the Making of a Nazi City
Gordon J. Horwitz, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Plenum Session Lehr Room

A panel presented by Research Fellows at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS), United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

National Myths of Holocaust Resistance and Rescue: Slovakia, Turkey, Bulgaria

Chair/Discussant: Cristina Bejan, CAHS, USHMM

Rewriting Slovak Wartime History: President Tiso as a Case Study
Hana Klamkova, Charles University (Prague), Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, CAHS, USHMM

The Making of the Story of Heroic Turkish Rescuers and Its Abuse in the Denial of the Armenian Genocide
Corinna Guttstadt, Research Fellow, CAHS, USHMM

Positioning Bulgaria as a ‘Balkan Denmark’
Steven Sage, Researcher, Survivors Registry, USHMM


12:15-1:45 p.m. Conference Luncheon and Presentation Lehr Room

Luncheon Speaker
Dennis B. Klein, Director, Jewish Studies Program, Kean University
Living with Genocide: Expressions of Forgiveness in Post-Traumatic Testimonies

Conference Book Exhibit, Audubon Room, Gordinier Hall open 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2:00-3:45 p.m.

Session 1: Film and Visual Arts as Depictions of Genocide University Room

Chair: Sue Ortmann, Millersville University

‘Comfort Women’: The Victims of Military Sexual Slavery by Japan and Representation of Trauma in the Paintings by the Victims
Hanna Song, War and Women’s Human Rights Museum, Republic of Korea

Movies and the Death Camps: The Grey Zone and Escape from Sobibor as Depictions of Resistance and Escape from the Holocaust
Paul Bartrop, Bialik College, Australia

The Film Blessed is the Match: The Life of Hanna Senesh
Mary Johnson, Senior Historian, Facing History and Ourselves


Session 2: Visual and Literary Media in Response to Genocide Old Main

Chair: Dennis Downey, Honors College, Millersville University

Maus and Caricature as Responses to Genocide
Oliver Leaman, University of Kentucky

Writing the Genocide Memoir as Activism: The Case of Yolande Mukagasana and Esther Mujawayo
Gatsinzi Basaninyenzi, Alabama A&M University


Session 3: Genocide in the Balkans and Central Europe – Matisse Room

Chair: John McLarnon, Millersville University

Aspects of the Genocide against the Greeks of the Ottoman Empire
Theofanis Malkidis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Saving Bulgaria’s Jews
Zev-Hayyim Feyer, Claremont Graduate University

The Righteous: Budapest 1944
Mario Fenyo, Bowie State University



4:00-6:15 p.m. The Miriam Fischel Lecture and Program Myers Auditorium, McComsey Hall

Genocide, Cinema and Art: A Special Presentation and Discussion

Introduction: Jack R. Fischel, Millersville University

Discussion: “Art, Film and the Holocaust”
Hilary Helstein, Producer, As Seen Through These Eyes and Executive Director, Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
Judith Goldstein, Artist, Composer, Survivor of the Vilna Ghetto

Film: AS SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES


7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Concert – Lyte Auditorium

Musical Program

Dr. Robert Convery’s Songs of Children

In Memory of the Children of the Terezin (Theresienstadt) Concentration Camp

A cantata for choir performed by the Millersville University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, with a special introduction by the Composer


Friday, April 3

9:00-10:15 a.m. The Jack R. Fischel Lecture Lehr Room

Introduction: Jack R. Fischel, Millersville University

Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto
Samuel D. Kassow, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut


10:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Session 4: The United States and Responses to Genocide University Room


Chair: Robert Bookmiller, Millersville University

The List Controversy: America’s Contribution to Indonesian Genocide, 1964-1966
Laura Iandola, Northern Illinois University

Resisting Nazism: Paul V. McNutt, the Office of U. S. High Commissioner, and Jewish Refugees in the Philippines, 1938-1939
Dean Kotlowski, Salisbury University

Philanthropy as an Agent of Genocide Rescue
Keith Pomakoy, Adirondack Community College

Session 5: Culture, the Moral Universe and the Prevention of Genocide Klein Room

Chair: Neil Leifert, Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg

What Was That Word “Shoah”? The Holocaust and Israeli Cultural Discourse
Aya Ben Naftaly, Massuah Institute of Holocaust Studies, Israel

Genocide Prevention in Contemporary Philosophy
Barbara Meyer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Africa as a New Moral Universe in the Rhetoric of Antisemitic German Colonizers during the Kaiserreich
Christian Davis, College of Charleston


Session 6: Graduate Student Panel Matisse Room

Early Warning Signs: State Propaganda and the Seeds of Genocide
Presentations by

Chair: Keith D. Nunes, Kean University

An Appeal to the Emotions: The Use of Propaganda as a Tool to the Masses
Evan Alberhasky, Kean University

The Politics of Fear
Jeremy Chaudruc, Kean University

Dictatorship and Democracy: Considering Propaganda in Context
Walter McGee, Kean University



12:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m. Lunch Break Gordinier Conference Center

Conference Book Exhibit, Audubon Room, Gordinier Hall open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


2:00-3:30 p.m. The Beautiful Beast: The Life and Crimes of SS-Aufseherin Irma Grese
University Room


Chair: Steven Rogers, Senior Historian, Office of Special Investigations, U. S. Department of Justice

Daniel P. Brown, Moorpark College, California
Alice Tennenbaum, Holocaust Survivor, Auschwitz




Hotel Information

Heritage Hotel
500 Centerville Road
Lancaster, PA 17601

For reservations call (717) 898-2431 or (800) 223-8963

Rate: Single/double $94 + tax (breakfast buffet included)

To receive the conference lodging rate, you must indicate that you are attending the Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide.

Mailing List
If you would like to be included on our mailing list, please send your name and address to:

Maggie Eichler
History Department, Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302

or e-mail maggie.eichler@millersville.edu

Visit our conference website at: www.millersville.edu/~holo-con/

CONFERENCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
[Outside Cover] DIRECTIONS TO MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Millersville University is located in south-central Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County.

DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMPUSFrom Baltimore and south:Take Route I-83 north to Route 30 east. Take exit for Rout 741 east. Then follow "From Route 741," below.From Harrisburg and west:Take Route 283 east. Take exit for Route 741 east. Then follow "From Route 741," below.From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, traveling east:Take Exit 19/247 (Harrisburg East), onto Route 283 east. Take exit for Route 741 east. Follow "From Route 741," below.From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, traveling west:Take Exit 21/286 (Reading/Lancaster) and follow Route 222 south to Route 30 west. From Route 30, take exit for Route 741 east. Then follow "From Route 741," below.From Route 30:Take exit for Route 741 east. Then follow "From Route 741," below.From Route 222, traveling south:Take the exit for Route 30 west, then follow"From Route 30," below.From Route 741:On Route 741 east, the name Rohrerstown Road will change to Millersville Road. About four miles beyond Route 30, turn right at the light onto Route 999. Follow "Almost There," below.From downtown Lancaster City:Go west on Orange Street, turn left on Charlotte Street and then bear right onto Manor Street. It will become Route 999 (Manor Avenue). When you cross Route 741 (Millersville Road), follow "Almost There," below.
Almost There:After the second traffic light (after Route 741), watch for the fork in the road and bear left onto George Street. Follow George Street. After you cross West Cottage Avenue, you will see University buildings on either side. Continue on George Street, crossing Frederick Street. Turn left onto James Street. Parking for Bolger Conference Center is on the left.