Πέμπτη, 15 Απριλίου 2010

THE GREEK GENOCIDE (1908-1923) AND THE AMERICAN SOURCES

MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY - 30th Annual Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide
April 14-16, 2010


Holocaust and Genocide: A Half-Century of Changing Narratives


Conference Schedule

(Wednesday’s program will be held in the Lehr Room, Gordinier Conference Center. All Thursday and Friday sessions will be held in the rooms indicated.)



Wednesday, April 14

Information and Contacts 5-6:30
2nd floor, Gordinier Conference Center

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

Welcoming Remarks

Invocation

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

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

The Lecture: Babi Yar: The Holocaust in Soviet and Russian Literature and the Arts
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, University of Tulsa




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





Thursday, April 15

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

Introduction: Saulius Sužiedėlis, Millersville University

Genocide by Bullet: The First Phase of the Holocaust
Peter Black, Senior Historian, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum




10:30-12:15 AM Individual Sessions

Session 1: “The Holocaust and Changing Theological Narratives”
Old Main Room, Gordinier

Chair: Joseph P. Huffman. Messiah College

Bonhoeffer and the Jews: The Essay of 1933
Michael Dickerman, Richard Stockton College

A Christian Post-Modern Hebrew Scholar Rethinks Biblical Choseness
Stephanie Day Powell, Drew University

Voluntary Covenant: A Critique of Irving Greenberg’s Post-Shoah Conception of Covenant
Amy W. Beth Jones, Drew University


Session 2: The Balkans, Africa and Genocide: Narratives
Matisse Room, Gordinier

Chair: Robert Bookmiller, Millersville University

The Greek Genocide (1908-1923) and the American Sources
Theofanis Malkidis, Democritus University of Thrace

Genocide in Cyprus, 1963-1974: Changing Narratives or Realized Reality?
J. D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University

The Role of Music and Music Education in Genocide: Three Case Studies
Amanda Byrd, Teachers College, Columbia University


Session 3: Rethinking Narratives and Sources on the Holocaust I
Kline Room, Gordinier

Chair: TBA

Making ‘Peter Bergson’: How to Reshape a Holocaust Narrative
Emily Horne, Office of the Historian, U. S. State Department

The Testimonies of Jewish Holocaust Partisans: Characterizing the Narrative of Resistance and Resilience by Self and others
Judith Kaplan-Weinger, Northeastern Illinois University
Yonit Hoffman, Independent Scholar

Rethinking Treblinka: Critical Analysis of the Sources Concerning Treblinka Extermination Camp
Tomáš Vojta, Charles University, Prague


Session 4: Rethinking Narratives and Sources on the Holocaust II
University Room, Gordinier

Chair: TBA

How ‘Collective’ is War’s Collective Memory?
Ruth Linn, University of Haifa

Homosexuals and the Holocaust: Liberating Stories through Film and Popular Media to Change the Narratives of Today
Mixon Ware and David Anderson, Eastern Kentucky University

Holocaust Denial and Heroization of Nazi Criminals in the Former Soviet Union
Igor Kotler, Museum of Human Rights, New York





12:30-1:45 p.m. Conference Luncheon and Presentation University Room
“Hitler and America”
Klaus Fischer, Allen Hancock College, California



2-3:45 PM Plenum Session – Anti-Semitism, Jewish Resistance and the War on Fascism in History and Collective Memory
Lehr Room, Gordinier

Chair: Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
Comment: Saulius Sužiedėlis, Millersville University

After Babi Yar: The Influence of Nazi Propaganda on the Rise of Anti-Semitism in Kiev during World War II and in the Post-War Years (1941-1947)
Victoria Khiterer, Millersville University

The Archives, Jewish Partisans and the Soviet Anti-Nazi Resistance
Šarūnas Liekis, Director, Yiddish Studies Institute, University of Vilnius

Resisting Genocide: Bisesero (Rwanda), Srebrenica (Bosnia), and the Bielskis in Poland Compared
Paul R. Bartrop, Deakin University and Bialik College, Australia



4-6:00 p.m. The Miriam Fischel Lecture and Program
Lehr Room, Gordinier

The Story of Jewish Defiance: A Special Presentation and Discussion

Introduction: Jack R. Fischel, Millersville University

Defenders or Protectors of the Jews? The Portrayal of Adam Czerniaków and the Warsaw Jewish Police in Three Feature Films
Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University, Jewish Studies Program

Memories of Resistance: the Bielsky Brothers
Zvi Bielsky, New York

Film: JERUSALEM IN THE WOODS


7:00-8:45 Evening program

Theater presentation: Light Keeper productions, “Only a Girl”



Friday, April 16

9-10:15 Plenum

Chair: Victoria Khiterer, Millersville University

Art from Agony: Vasily Grossman and the Holocaust
John Garrard, University of Arizona
Carol Garrard, Independent Scholar


‘You’re forgetful—don’t you dare forget’: Jewish-Russian Poets Bearing Witness to the Holocaust
Maxim D. Shrayer, Boston College


10:30-12:15 – Plenum, Sponsored by Millersville University Honors College

Chair: Dennis Downey, Millersville University

Nazi Germany and Persecution of Persons with Disabilities

Giving a Face to a Faceless Crime: the ‘Euthanasia’ Program and the Persecution of Persons with Disabilities in Nazi Germany
Patricia Heberer, Senior Historian, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Session 1: “The Holocaust and Changing Theological Narratives”

Bonhoeffer and the Jews: The Essay of 1933
Michael Dickerman, Richard Stockton College

A Christian Post-Modern Hebrew Scholar Rethinks Biblical Choseness
Stephanie Day Powell, Drew University

Voluntary Covenant: A Critique of Irving Greenberg’s Post-Shoah Conception of Covenant
Amy W. Beth Jones, Drew University

Session 2: The Balkans, Africa and Genocide: Narratives

The Greek Genocide (1908-1923) and the American Sources
Theofanis Malkidis, Democritus University of Thrace

Genocide in Cyprus, 1963-1974: Changing Narratives or Realized Reality?
J. D. Bowers, Northern Illinois University

The Role of Music and Music Education in Genocide: Three Case Studies
Amanda Byrd, Teachers College, Columbia University

Session 3: Rethinking Narratives and Sources on the Holocaust

Making ‘Peter Bergson’: How to Reshape a Holocaust Narrative
Emily Horne, Office of the Historian, U. S. State Department

The Testimonies of Jewish Holocaust Partisans: Characterizing the Narrative of Resistance and Resilience by Self and others
Judith Kaplan-Weinger, Northeastern Illinois University
Yonit Hoffman, Independent Scholar

Rethinking Treblinka: Critical Analysis of the Sources Concerning Treblinka Extermination Camp
Tomáš Vojta, Charles University, Prague

Session 4: Holocaust and Contemporary Issues: Society and Politics

Holocaust Denial and Heroization of Nazi Criminals in the Former Soviet Union
Igor Kotler, Museum of Human Rights, New York

Homosexuals and the Holocaust: Liberating Stories through Film and Popular Media to Change the Narratives of Today
Mixon Ware and David Anderson, Eastern Kentucky University