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The Holocaust as History and Warning

Monday, April 16, 2018
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center Konover Auditorium

Please join us for the annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust when Yale University Professor Timothy Snyder will present "The Holocaust as History and Warning." The Convocation will be held in the Doris and Simon Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Research Center on the Storrs campus.

It is made possible by the I. Martin and Janet M. Fierberg Fund that supports lectures at the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. Co-sponsors include the American Studies Program, the History Department, the Human Rights Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

A reception will immediately follow.

Professor Snyder's books, The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning, will be available for purchase after the lecture.

About the Presentation:

Every history of catastrophe contains a warning, since it defines causes that may be present in our own time. Too often, the Holocaust is understood only as "memory," which shields us from some of its most important implications. In this lecture, Professor Snyder will consider new authoritarianisms in light of what we still might learn from the past.

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If you require an accommodation to participate, please call 860-486-2271 or email


Pamela Weathers, 860-486-2271,

Judaic Studies (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dodd Human Rights Impact, History Department, Human Rights Institute, Humanities Institute, Stamford Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies, UConn Master Calendar

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