The University of California San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series continues in 2024 with six events that underscore the theme “Spaces of Persecution.”
Now in its 15th year of programming, the HLHW series aims to broaden understanding of the past, foster tolerance, and preserve the memory of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. A collaborative effort between the UC San Diego Library and Jewish Studies Program, the program strives to highlight the continued relevance of Holocaust survivors and witnesses in today’s turbulent world.
Each public event focuses on individual as well as group responses to the Holocaust and its long aftermath. The innovative approaches used by featured HLHW guest speakers demonstrate an incontrovertible fact: the Holocaust continues to engage artists, writers, scholars, survivors and the public.
Registration is required for all events, which are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all events are offered in person in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room and/or online beginning at 5 p.m. PT.
Remaining HLHW 2023-2024 Events
Thursday, February 15 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. PT | Virtual-Only
With support from John Muir College and Seventh College
An Antisemitic Double-Murder: The Forgotten History of Right-Wing Terrorism in Postwar West Germany featuring Uffa Jensen
Thursday, March 7 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. PT | In Person and Virtual
Sponsored by Laurayne Ratner with support from Thurgood Marshall College
Thursday, April 4 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. PT | In Person and Virtual
Sponsored by Judi Gottschalk
Thursday, April 18 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. PT | In Person and Virtual
The Lou Dunst Memorial Lecture
Thursday, May 16 | 5 – 6:30 p.m. PT | Virtual-Only
In addition to the public lecture series, the HLHW engages local students, teachers, interested community members, and Holocaust survivors and their families through use of USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. The Archive is the world’s largest online database of videotaped testimonies by Holocaust survivors and witnesses, and the UC San Diego Library is the only institution in the San Diego region to have access to its resources.
For more information about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Program Coordinator Susanne Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or would like to register by phone, contact us at UCSDLibrary@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-0134.
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About Holocaust Living History Workshop
The Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series is an education and outreach program sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. It aims to preserve the memories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust by offering public events involving witnesses, descendants and scholars and through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive. Past HLHW workshops are now part of the Library’s digital collections and can be accessed online.
April Tellez Green (she/her)
UC San Diego Library