Kean Holocaust Resource Center Announces Upcoming Lecture

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UNION – The Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University will host historian, award-winning author and Holocaust scholar, Dr. Samuel Kassow, on Monday, Nov. 30, at 7:50 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union.

Kassow will lecture on “History and Catastrophe: The Secret Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto.” Kassow is a leading authority on Emanuel Ringelblum and the secret Jewish documentation of the Warsaw Ghetto. His written works include “Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelbum and the Oyneg Shabes Archive” (2007), “The Distinctive Life of East European Jewry” (2004), “Students, Professors and the State in Tsarist Russia” (1989), and numerous articles in professional journals. He is the recipient of the 2008 Orbis Books Prize and nominee for the 2007 National Jewish Book Award.

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In addition, Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He also holds fellowships from Fulbright, Princeton University, Danforth, Oxford University, Woodrow Wilson, Moscow State University, University of Warsaw and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The HRC is a joint initiative between Kean University and the Holocaust Resource Foundation, a private philanthropic organization. The mission of the HRC is to strengthen the conditions for a just and humane life in our society by collecting and disseminating knowledge of the Holocaust through lectures, tuition-free graduate courses, workshops and collaboration with internal and external organizations and schools.


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