Eastern Michigan University to host "The U.S. and the Holocaust" documentary webinar – Oct. 13 – EMU Today

Posted By on October 6, 2022

YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan University faculty experts will convene to discuss the The U.S. and the Holocaust documentary at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, via a webinar on Zoom.

The documentary written by American Filmmaker Ken Burns outlines why leaders in the United States did not intervene more heavily in one of the greatest humanitarian crises of the twentieth century. EMU faculty experts in history, Jewish studies, literature, and philosophy will offer their insights into the documentary from their respective disciplines and discuss the significance of the film with students and the EMU community.

The panelist will discuss relevant studies in the following disciplines as it relates to the documentary at the following times:

7 p.m. - Introductions: James Egge, associate dean and professor of History, College of Arts & Sciences and Mary-Elizabeth Murphy, associate professor and chair of history

7:05 p.m. - U.S. Anti-Semitism and Jewish Immigration History: Ashley Johnson Bavery, associate professor of history

7:15 p.m. - Anti-Semitism and the American Literary Community: John Staunton, professor of literature

7:25 p.m. - Holocaust Raging in Europe: Jesse Kauffman, professor of history

7:35 p.m. - The Holocaust & Jewish Thought: Robert Erlewine, director of the Center for Jewish Studies and professor of religious studies

7:45 p.m. - Philosophical Perspectives on Immigration Policy: Peter Higgins, department head, history and philosophy and professor of philosophy

7:55-8:30 - Q&A: This session is moderated by Jim Egge and Mary-Elizabeth Murphy. Students are encouraged to submit questions via the chat function within Zoom.

To register for this free event, visit the U.S. and the Holocaust webpage.

About Eastern Michigan UniversityFounded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 15,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

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