Center Presents Cutting-Edge Research on Warsaw Ghetto by Yad Vashem Director
In the Spring of 2021, the Center launched a new series of virtual programs designed to familiarize the Appalachian State community and broader academic and general audiences with the latest research by influential scholars from around the globe. In early March, Professor Havi Dreifuss presented her award-winning work on the “Warsaw Ghetto - The End (April 1942 - June 1943)” in a virtual Center program live from Israel. A professor of Jewish history and the Head of the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations at Tel Aviv University, Dr. Dreifuss also serves as the Director of the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem. Her talk with its emphasis on everyday life and struggles in the ghetto prompted a nuanced discussion, made all the more meaningful by the participation of two survivors of the Warsaw ghetto.
In the course of the term, other important scholars from Omer Bartov, an eminent Israeli-American Holocaust scholar at Brown University, to Dr. Noah Shenker, an expert in Holocaust survivor testimony at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, continued these explorations of pathbreaking scholarship.