The 49th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
March 2-4, 2019
Founded in 1970 by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke, the ASC provides an invaluable forum for scholars to discuss and advance Holocaust research, ensuring the valuable lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant for today’s world. On March 2-4, we will host Holocaust scholars from across the globe to UT Dallas, the permanent home for the Annual Scholars’ Conference. This year’s theme is “Conflicting Realities of the Holocaust.” More information can be found on the ASC Homepage.
Parking will be available free of charge in PS1. Please enter the University via the main entrance from Campbell and follow the signs to the Parking Structure (PS1). Please click here to find a map.
“The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust”
Dr. Aliza S. Wong, Associate Dean of the Honors College and Director of European Studies at Texas Tech University
Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 7:30pm at The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
There will be a public reception prior to the lecture at 7pm
Texas Tech University (TTU), with the generous support of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC), created the Texas Liberator Project as a means of introducing the wider public to the experiences of U.S. soldiers who were witnesses to and actors in the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camps and serve as a portal to furthering Holocaust and genocide awareness and education. Working with the nineteen oral histories compiled by the Baylor Institute for Oral History and archival material from the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Holocaust Museum Houston, and the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum, TTU faculty and students worked to create a multi-pronged project that could be used in the classroom, with community members, and with scholars. The project includes an educational app; a website that features interactive maps, an Honor Roll of veteran liberators, bibliographies, filmographies, and teacher resources; a traveling exhibit; and a book, The Texas Liberators: Veteran Narratives from World War II (Texas Tech University Press, 2017), that has been provided free of charge to every public and private middle and high school in the state of Texas.
This public lecture will introduce the project, speak to the narratives provided by Texas veterans of the Second World War, and the TTU and THGC collaboration to support sustained and substantive Holocaust and genocide education in our schools.
Presented in conjunction with the 49th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
Parking will be available free of charge in PS1. Please enter the University via the main entrance from Campbell and follow the signs to the Parking Structure (PS1). There will be a greeter to assist you. Please click here to find a map.
Mark your calendars for the Ackerman Center Professor Lecture Series. The theme of this year’s series will be deportations during the Holocaust.
All lectures will be at 2pm in JO 4.614.
Parking is in Parking Structure 3. Enter the University from Waterview via Synergy. A map can be found here.
March 31: “Death and Ghetto Death”
Dr. David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies
April 7: “When We Remember: The Murder of the Hungarian Jews, March 19, 1944 – May 1945”
Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies
April 14: “Deportation and Liberation in the Final Year of the Third Reich”
Dr. Nils Roemer, Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor of Holocaust Studies
Annual Holocaust Remembrance Day Poetry Reading
May 1, 2019 | Starting at 11am – Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building
In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), students, faculty, staff, and members of the community will be reciting Holocaust poems in numerous languages.
The Ackerman Center is in the process of scheduling events for the upcoming semester. Please check back as we will be adding them as they are finalized.
All events are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are welcome and appreciated.
Questions? Please contact us at [email protected]