Event commemorates 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) at the University of Minnesota will hold a panel discussion entitled “Antisemitism Then and Now” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the President´s Room, Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota.
The panel is the capstone event in a month-long series of programming that CHGS and The Center for Austrian Studies (CAS) have promoted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The panel will discuss topics of new and historic antisemitism, and contemporary manifestations in Europe and the U.S.
Five scholars in the field of antisemitism studies will officiate as panelists: Philip Spencer, historian at Kingston (U.K.) Univesity; Chad Allen Goldberg, professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who is currently working on a book on Modernity and the Jews in Social Theory; Zsolt Nagy, political scientist at the University of St. Thomas; Gary Cohen, historian at the University of Minnesota, former director of the Center for Austrian Studies; and Bruno Chaouat, French Literature & Thought, University of Minnesota, who is currently analyzing debates concerning Jews in France.
The panel will be moderated by CHGS director Alejandro Baer and Stephen C. Feinstein chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies.