The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, as part of its Spring 2014 Sunday Lecture Series Presents: Stolen Art That Was Never Returned. A Lecture by Dr. Nils Roemer, Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor
Since Nils Roemer's arrival at UT Dallas in the fall of 2006, he has made it his goal to introduce himself to the various supporters and participants of the Holocaust and Jewish Studies Program at UT Dallas. During the last year, he met with members of the board, the Goethe Center, the Dallas Psychological Society, and local Jewish communities. Dr. Roemer has contributed to the continual fund raising activities of the Holocaust Studies Program at UT Dallas, including the endowments of The Jaffe Holocaust Library Funds; The Burton C. Einspruch Annual Holocaust Lecture Series; The Leah and Paul Lewis Chair; and the new Ackerman Challenge Fund; and a new endowment for a chair.
During the last few years, Dr. Roemer presented papers at various international conferences, organized several conferences, and published numerous books and articles. He is the author of Jewish Scholarship and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Between History and Faith (2005); he is also co-editor of German History from the Margins (2006); Jüdische Geschichte lesen: Texte der jüdischen Geschichts schreibung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (2003). His forthcoming publications include German City, Jewish Memory: The Story of Worms (2010) and several co-edited volumes. His special fields of interest are Jewish cultural and intellectual history, addressing questions of popular culture and cultural memory.
The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
Over the past two decades, the Center for Holocaust Studies of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has developed a significant international reputation. Its multi-faceted program, housed in UTD's School of Arts and Humanities, is augmented and supported by the Ackerman Challenge Endowment, the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series, and the Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Book Collection.
The diversity of this Program allows us to initiate and promote broadly based study units of the Shoah, bringing invaluable pedagogical, intellectual, and ethical insights to our students as well as to the larger community of the metroplex. In this way, the Center provides a greater historical and moral awareness of what happened when the Third Reich shattered the world of Europe, and created shock waves that still exert an impact on our contemporary consciousness.
Studying these events enables us to explore the nature of prejudice and teach, by unmistakable implication, sympathy, solidarity, and compassion.
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