Holocaust Remembrance Day: IU experts available to comment
International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and is meant to honor the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, while promoting Holocaust education throughout the world.
Indiana University Bloomington is home to one of the largest and oldest Jewish Studies programs, as well as the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. IU experts are available to discuss the history of the Holocaust and antisemitism.
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Halina GoldbergJacobs School of Music
Halina Goldberg is a professor and the chair of musicology in the Jacobs School of Music, and an affiliate of the Borns Jewish Studies Program, Polish Studies Center, Institute for European Studies, and Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, all at IU Bloomington. Her interests focus on the interconnected Polish and Jewish cultures. She also directs the digital project, Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź.
Poland; Eastern Europe; 19th and 20th centuries; Polish/Jewish music, culture and history; music and politics; women and music; Chopin; performance practice; reception studies.
Gunther JikeliJewish Studies
Günther Jikeli, a historian and sociologist of modern Europe, holds the Erna B. Rosenfeld Professorship at IU’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at the Borns Jewish Studies Program. He is also an associate professor in Germanic Studies and Jewish Studies at IU and leads the research lab Social Media & Hate.
Antisemitism, right-wing extremism in Germany, radicalization.
Alvin RosenfeldBorns Jewish Studies Program
Alvin Rosenfeld, the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies at IU Bloomington and professor of Jewish studies and English in the College of Arts and Sciences, founded and directs the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at IU. He founded Indiana University’s Borns Jewish Studies Program and served as its director for 30 years.
Holocaust literature, American Jewish literature, exile literature, contemporary antisemitism.
Mark RosemanBorns Jewish Studies Program
Mark Roseman, director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU Bloomington, is a historian of modern Europe, with particular interests in the history of the Holocaust and in modern German history
History of the Holocaust, antisemitism, 20th-century German history, European post-1945 reconstruction, comparative history, including German-Japanese comparisons.
Sue SilberbergJewish Culture Center and IU Hillel
Since 1989, after a year in Israel, Rabbi Sue Laikin Silberberg has been executive director of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University. In April 2022, she was appointed director of the Jewish Culture Center. Silberberg is also committed to promoting diversity on campus. She helped found Bloomington United, a grassroots community organization dedicated to building diversity and responding to incidents of hate in Bloomington.
Antisemitism, student life, Jewish community, Jewish learning, Jewish education.
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