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Mass Displacement in the Mid-Twentieth Century: A Comparative Look at Europe and the Middle East

Thursday, May 2, 2019
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center

UCLA Professor David N. Myers will present "Mass Displacement in the Mid-Twentieth Century: A Comparative Look at Europe and the Middle East" for the Center for Judaic Studies Annual Academic Convocation on the Holocaust. The lecture is made possible by the I. Martin and Janet M. Fierberg Fund. The current moment of massive population displacement in the world leads us to seek out historical precedents and explanations. During the Second World War and its aftermath, millions of people were displaced, rendered homeless or repopulated. The lecture will focus on the relationship among three significant population displacements in the 1940s stretching from Europe to the Middle East and consider whether these events, individually or as a causal chain, shed light on the unprecedented scale of forced displacement today.

This is an Honors Event. Categories: Multicultural & Global Citizenship OR Social Change, Service, & Sustainability

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Contact:

Pamela Weathers , pamela.weathers@uconn.edu

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