We explore Holocaust-related topics during the time of our new shared virtual realities.
Hosted by Dr. Sarah Valente, visiting assistant professor of Holocaust Studies, and Dr. Nils Roemer, interim dean of the School of Arts & Humanities and director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Ep. 22: Drawing Lessons from History
In this episode of the Ackerman Center Podcast, Dr. Sarah Valente interviewed Dr. Nils Roemer about the op-ed published in the Jewish Forward this week. Dr. Roemer together with other four German-born directors of Holocaust and genocide centers at American universities wrote the article "It is not too late for American Democracy — yet." You can also read the article at https://forward.com/scribe/455419/it-is-not-too-late-for-american-democracy-yet
Ep. 21: L'dor V'dor From Generation to Generation
In Episode 21: L’dor V’dor From Generation to Generation, Dr. Nils Roemer and Dr. Sarah Valente talk about the virtual celebration that took place last month to honor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth on the eve of her retirement from UT Dallas.
They also remember the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and discuss a 2004 speech she gave at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum about antisemitism and how the Holocaust fueled her quest for justice.
Considering the alarming results of the Claims Conference survey on Holocaust knowledge and awareness in millennials and Generation Z, the professors discuss how it is imperative, now more than ever, to continue the center’s mission of “Teaching the Past, Changing the Future.”
Ep. 20: Navigating Unscripted Times
In this episode, Dr. Valente and Dr. Roemer discuss the beginning of new fall semester and navigating academic life under these unscripted times of the current pandemic. They also discuss the film When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, which was featured at the 2020 Jewish Film Festival of Dallas, a first time virtual film fest.
Ep. 19: "Portraits of World War II" featuring Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth
We are excited to present the third and last episode of "Portraits of World War II." This special three-part series features beloved professors, brilliant scholars, and longtime UTD legends, whose childhoods and lives were marked by World War II. Today's special guest is Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, Professor of Literature and History, the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies, and the founder and director of the Holocaust Studies Program at UTD, which is one of the distinguishing hallmarks of the University.
#Hungary #worldwarii #holocaustsurvivor #history #literature #poetry #translation
Ep. 18: "Portraits of World War II" featuring Prof. Frederick Turner
We are excited to present the second episode of "Portraits of World War II." This special three-part series features beloved professors, brilliant scholars, and longtime UTD legends, whose childhoods and lives were marked by World War II. Today's special guest is Prof. Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, poet, and renowned translator.
#poetry #literature #history #translation #worldwarII #England
Ep. 17: "Portraits of World War II" featuring Dr. Rainer Schulte
We are excited to present the first episode of a special three-part series, "Portraits of World War II," which features longtime legends of the University of Texas at Dallas, beloved professors in the School of Arts & Humanities, and brilliant scholars, whose childhoods and lives were marked by World War II.
Today's special guest is Dr. Rainer Schulte, endowed professor of arts & humanities, founder and director of the UTD Center for Translation Studies, editor of Translation Review, and co-founder of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).
#translation #literature #languages #history #holocaust #worldwarii