Holocaust Convocation on April 16, 2015 in Class of ’47 Room at 3:30pm

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Holocaust Convocation and Fierberg Lecture

Professor of Jewish Studies, Berel Lang, Presenting “Raphael Lemkin: Unsung Hero of the Holocaust”

The Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life and the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut will be sponsoring the 28th Academic Convocation on the Holocaust and the Fierberg Lecture Series, free and open to the public, on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 3:30 PM, in the Class of ’47 Room, Library Building.

The speaker will be Berel Lang, who has held appointments at Wesleyan University and Hebrew University, among numerous other appointments. He is the author or editor of 21 books, including Act and Idea in the Nazi Genocide, Writing and the Holocaust, The Death of Art, Philosophy and the Art of Writing, and Philosophical Witnessing: The Presence of the Holocaust.

Berel Lang’s lecture topic will be “Raphael Lemkin: Unsung Hero of the Holocaust.” The lecture will be preceded by student awards; a reception will immediately follow.

The lecture is supported by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, the Human Rights Institute, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Hillel, and the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut.

Please RSVP to judaicstudies@uconn.edu. For more information, please contact the Center for Judaic Studies by calling 860-486-2271.

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