Saturday, May 18th, 2024

35th Holocaust Conference April 11-13

The conference will discuss international and national Holocaust and Genocide trials.

The Holocaust and Genocide conference at Millersville University is marking a major milestone this year. It is celebrating its 35th year, and will be held from April 11-13. With backing from the Office of the President, Provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, this three-day event will take place in the Bolger Conference Center on the second floor of Gordinier Hall.

“The purpose of our conference is to disseminate knowledge about the horrors of the Holocaust and genocides so that they never repeat again,” said Dr. Victoria Khiterer, associate professor of history. She continued, “The conference should teach people tolerance and compassion for the suffering of others. Our tradition is to have a different theme for each conference. The theme of the 35th MU Conference is ‘Holocaust and Genocide Trials.’”

The conference will explore the role of trials in exposing and punishing the crimes of Holocaust and genocide perpetrators and their collaborators, and the influence of trials on the formation of Holocaust and genocide history and memory. The conference will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine, the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The keynote speakers for the conference are Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University and Lawrence Douglas, Amherst College.

As an international conference, scholars from outside of the United States including Canada, Israel, Germany and England will present and speak throughout the conference. The conference is open to the general public. Interested parties are not required to sign up.

Gordinier Hall is located at 30 S. George St. Millersville, PA 17551.

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