Symposium on Lithuania and the Jews #lithuania


An exciting symposium on Lithuania and the Jews,
a 3-part historical series co-sponsored by YIVO and the
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum, is set for three evenings
this fall.

The first and third sessions will take place at the Center
for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, New York. The second
session is slated at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. All programs are free but if you are
interested you should make reservations quickly at the phone
numbers indicated below.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact
YIVO or the Holocaust Museum.

Judy Baston

Tuesday 10/1 7:00-11:00 pm
The Intellectual Contributions of Lithuanian Jewry from
the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century

"Haskalah in Vilnius"
Immanuel Etkes, Bella and Israel Unterberg Professor
of Jewish Social and Educational History, Institute of Contemporary
Jewry,Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel

"The Gaon of Vilna"
Jay Harris, Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish
Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

"Jewish Intellectual, Religious, and Cultural Life in the
Grand Duchy of Lithuania"
Andrzej Kaminski, Professor of History, Georgetown
University, Washington, D.C.

"Mishna and Potatoes: The Essence of Litvak Culture"
Allan Nadler, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies,
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and Senior
Advisor on Academic Affairs, Max Weinreich Center for
Advanced Jewish Study, YIVO Institute for Jewish

Moderator: Gershon Hundert, Leanor Segal Professor
and Chair of Jewish Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,
and editor-in-chief, Jews in Eastern Europe: The YIVO Encyclopedia

Space is limited. Please call the Center for Jewish History Box
Office at 917.606.8200 to reserve a place at this free event.

Monday 10/28 4:30-6:30 pm

Lithuania and the Holocaust

NOTE: Takes place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington, D.C. Call 202.488.6162 to reserve a place. For more information, visit the Museum's web site at

"Lithuanian Collaboration in the 'Final Solution'"
Michael MacQueen, Chief of Investigative Research,
Office of Special Investigations, United States Department
of Justice, Washington, D.C.

"The German 'Final Solution' in Lithuania"
Jurgen Matthaus, Ph.D., Ruhr-Universitat Bochum,
Germany, 1994-95 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow,
and Program Officer, International Archival Program
Division - Berlin Office, Center for Advanced Holocaust
Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

"Jewish Cultural Life in the Vilna Ghetto"
David G. Roskies, Sol and Evelyn Henkind Professor
in Yiddish Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary of
America, New York, New York, co-founder and editor of
Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History, and
editor-in-chief, Library of Yiddish Classics

Moderator: Paul Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced
Holocaust Studies

Wednesday November 13 7:00-11:00 pm
Jewish Life Under Soviet-Occupied Lithuania and Today

"Holocaust Studies and Yiddish Studies in Present-Day
Vilnius" Dovid Katz, Professor of Yiddish Language,
Literature, and Culture, Vilnius Yiddish Institute,
Vilnius University, Lithuania

"The Influence of Yeshiva Culture on Modernism"
Marc B. Shapiro, Weinberg Chair of Judaic Studies,
University of Scranton, Pennsylvania

"The Lithuanian-Jewish Diaspora: South Africa as a
Case Study" Joseph Sherman, Woolf Corob Fellow in Yiddish,
The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton,
United Kingdom

"The Work of the International Commission for the
Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet
Occupation Regimes in Lithuania" Saulius Suziedelis,
Professor of History, Millersville University of
Pennsylvania, Millersville, Pennsylvania

Respondent: Alfonsas Eidentas, former Lithuanian
Ambassador to Israel and 2001 Flight and Rescue Fellow,
Center For Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum

Moderator: Samuel Kassow, Dana Research Professor of
History, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Space is limited. Please call the Center for Jewish History
Box Office at 917.606.8200 to reserve a place at this free

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