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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Offers Free Lectures on Jewish Resistance and the Holocaust

            BOCA RATON, FL (February 16, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and the Center for the Study of Values and Violence After Auschwitz in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present two free lectures on their Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. “The Conditions for Studying Jewish Resistance” will be presented on Monday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in the Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center, located next to the Wimberly Library, and “A New Index of Time: Calendars of the Holocaust” will be presented on Wednesday, February 25 at 4 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Student Union.  

The first lecture will be presented by Steven Katz, director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University. He has also taught at Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Katz’s publications include: Jewish Philosophers ; Jewish Ideas and Concepts; Post-Holocaust Dialogues, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 1984; Historicism, the Holocaust and Zionism ; and the multi-volume study entitled The Holocaust in Historical Context .

The February 25 lecture will be presented by Professor Alan Rosen, author of Sounds of Defiance: the Holocaust, Multilingualism and the Problem of English. Rosen has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the International Institute for Holocaust Research. He currently resides in Jerusalem.

No reservations are required for the lecture. For further information, call 561-297-2979.

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