You’re Invited to hear Alvin Rosenfeld speak on “Is There an Anti-Jewish Bias in Today’s University?” on Sunday, April 15th at the University of Minnesota.
On April 15, join a multitude of University of Minnesota departments for this free lecture at 7:30pm at the Cowles Auditorium Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
The widespread cooperation of German academicians with the Nazi regime and the contributions of these scholars to the advancement of the so-called “Jewish Question” are well-established facts. Nothing similar to this radical betrayal of the humanities during the Third Reich is evident in American and European universities today. At the same time, many of our campuses have become hospitable to certain political and ideological currents of thought that issue in actions and statements inimical to many Jewish students and professors. A review of contemporary debates about two issues of particular concern to Jews—the Holocaust and the State of Israel—suggests that we may be witnessing the emergence of some new versions of the “Jewish Question.”
Professor Rosenfeld is the editor of William Blake: Essays (1969) and The Collected Poetry of John Wheelwright (1972); he is also the author of numerous scholarly and critical articles on American poetry, Jewish writers, and the literature of the Holocaust. In his most recent book, The End of the Holocaust, Rosenfeld contends that the proliferation of books, films, television programs, museums, and public commemorations related to the Holocaust has, perversely, brought about a diminution of its meaning and a denigration of its memory.
Prof. Rosenfeld’s lecture is part of a two-day symposium, “Betrayal of the Humanities: The University During the Third Reich,” co-organized by Bruno Chaouat, director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Bernard Levinson, Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible.
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Disability Options: To request disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lechner, [email protected], (612) 624-0256.
This event is sponsored by: Imagine Fund Special Events Programs, Wexler Education Fund, Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies & Hebrew Bible, International Travel Grant from the Global Programs & Strategy Alliance, Institute for Advanced Study, Center for Austrian Studies, Checkpoint Charlie Stiftung, Center for Jewish Studies, German and European Studies Center, Department of History, Institute for International Legal & Security Studies, Department of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, Department of French & Italian, Department of Political Science, Religious Studies, Department of Art History, Department of Anthropology, Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch, Department of Philosophy, Legal History Workshop, Human Rights Center, Jonathan Paradise Hebrew Language Fund, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Law School, Institute for Law and Rationality.
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