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November 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Featuring a ceremony led by Rabbi Danielle Upbin, including prayers and a candle-lighting with Holocaust Survivors.
Following the community Commemoration ceremony, Holocaust scholar Wendy Lower, Ph.D., will discuss her book Hitler’s Furies, which examines Nazism’s brutal and murderous feminine side. Dr. Lower’s presentation is underwritten through the generosity of Etta and Stewart Donnell and Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners.
Dr. Lower’s research and teaching focus on the history of genocide, the Holocaust and human rights. Her most recent study Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (Houghton, 2013) was a finalist for the National Book Award, and National Jewish Book Award, and has been translated into 22 languages. She is also the author of Nazi Empire Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine (UNC Press, published in association with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2005), and edited The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia (Altamira, 2011).
Dr. Lower joined the faculty of Claremont McKenna College in 2012 and is currently the John K. Roth Professor of History and Director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights. Prior to that she taught at Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany (2007-2012) where she was a German Research Foundation grant recipient. She serves on the academic advisory boards of Yahad – In Unum (Paris) and of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington).
The FHM’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration is free and open to the public.