The Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, with support from the grassroots interfaith community organization Hands Across Fort Wayne, will bring a panel of nationally recognized scholars on Wednesday, February 20 to discuss parallels between Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America.
The first program will take place at noon at the Purdue University Fort Wayne Honors Program Center at Helmke Library. The second will take place at 7 p.m. in the downstairs auditorium of the Allen County Public Library.
Both discussions are part of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Mandel Center campus outreach program, which brings together students, scholars, and community members for a responsible, informed, and meaningful dialogue on the involvement of governments and citizens in two distinct systems of targeted oppression and racial violence within their different historical contexts.
Featured panelists will include:
· Rebecca Carter-Chand, Program Officer for the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Program on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust
· Julia McStravog, Program Manager for the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Program on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust
· Richard Pierce, Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame
· Wendy Soltz, Executive Director of the Indiana Jewish Historical Society and the inaugural Charles K. and Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies at Defiance College
Both programs were made possible with the generous support of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Regional Campus Outreach Program. Contact the Purdue University Fort Wayne Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (pfw.edu/ihgs) to learn more.