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12th Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation Genocide Awareness Week 2024

April 15 - April 19

This year’s conference theme of nationalism, state violence and genocide revolves around the role of the state in facilitating and shaping the perpetration of genocidal violence.

Plan to attend 2024 Genocide Awareness Week in person or virtually. All in person events on are hosted at the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies in Lattie F. Coor Hall on Arizona State University Tempe Campus unless noted otherwise.

For more information and program Schedule: https://shprs.asu.edu/gaw2024

Registration: https://specialevents.asu.edu/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=785374&

Held April 15-19,2024 Genocide Awareness Week is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past for guidance and to honor those affected by genocide.

Programs of particular interest include:

From Kishinev to Sderot: Considering ‘Spectacular Violence’ and Mass Murder against Jewish Communities: Speaker Edward Westermann. Monday April 15 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center

(12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254) Edward B. Westermann received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a Regents Professor of History and a Piper Professor of 2023 at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He has published extensively on the Holocaust and military history, including Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest, Hitler’s Police Battalions: Enforcing Racial War in the East and Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945. He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, a three-time fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service, a Fellow of Keene State College’s Genocide Studies and Prevention Program and a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow at the USHMM. His latest book, Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany appeared with Cornell University Press in 2021 and received the 2023 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research. From January 2019 until September 2021, he served as a Commissioner on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

Survivor Testimony: Second-generation Holocaust survivor and PHA board member Monique Mendel. Wednesday, Wednesday, April 17 from 9 am to 10:15 am at Lattie F. Coor Hall, 4403: Monique Mendel is a second-generation Holocaust survivor born in Brussels, Belgium in 1947. Her mother and father, Meta Neufeld and Gunther Mendel jumped off separately from Convoy XX train, destination Auschwitz on April 17, 1943 and were hidden in an attic for eighteen months by a Belgian sympathizer.



April 15
April 19
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