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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.
PLEASE NOTE EP. 2: 1934 HAS BEEN POSTPONED

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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.
PLEASE NOTE EP. 2: 1934 HAS BEEN POSTPONED

    1933: The Reichstag Fire & The Enabling Act

    1933: The Reichstag Fire & The Enabling Act

    On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. In today's episode, professors Dr. Nils Roemer and Dr. Sarah Valente discuss the Reichstag Fire and the Enabling Act of 1933. 

    This episode is part of a new series, "A Year in the Third Reich," where we explore significant events that took place throughout Hitler's Third Reich. In each episode, we refer to specific primary sources such as newspaper articles, photographs, maps, etc. To access and download the Primary Sources Handout for this episode, please visit: www.utdallas.edu/ackerman/virtual-outreach.

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    Season 2: A Year in the Third Reich

    Season 2: A Year in the Third Reich

    Tune in next Sunday, January 31 at 10am for the first episode of our new podcast season. 


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    Ep. 25: Creative Research ft. Jane Saginaw

    Ep. 25: Creative Research ft. Jane Saginaw

    In the first season finale, Dr. Sarah Valente and Dr. Nils Roemer invite Jane Saginaw, an outstanding PhD student in the Humanities program at UT Dallas, to read a few poems from her collection, "A Shift in Wind: Ten Poems of Women and the Holocaust," which she wrote as a creative research paper for Dr. Valente's graduate history course on Women and the Holocaust. Listen as Jane shares her deeply-moving poems and speaks about the women who inspired them, as well as the powerful mechanisms of resistance women developed as they fought to survive starvation, fatigue, and the brutalities of the Holocaust. 


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    Ep. 24: Remembering for the Future

    Ep. 24: Remembering for the Future

    In this episode, Dr. Roemer and Dr. Valente discuss how the current pandemic changes the ways in which we engage with the past, history and Holocaust memory. #kristallnacht #remembrance #future


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    Ep. 23: Nuremberg Trials: Truth, Justice, and Memory

    Ep. 23: Nuremberg Trials: Truth, Justice, and Memory

    Dr. Sarah Valente and Dr. Nils Roemer reflect on the Ackerman Center's annual Einspruch Lecture Series, which took place on October 25 and featured Ben Ferencz. As the last living prosecutor for the US Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the twelve military trials held by US authorities at Nuremberg, Germany, at 100 years old, Ben Ferencz shares words of wisdom with all of us. Listen to this special episode and share with those who are interested in truth, justice, and memory. 


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    Ep. 22: Drawing Lessons from History

    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 


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