2012 Events

Lecture and discussion: “Soviet Collaborators and the Holocaust in Ukraine”

Visiting scholar: Dr. Eric C. Steinhart from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC)

February 6, 2012, at 6:00 – 7:30 pm, UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services, Room 281

Dr. Steinhart earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010, and is a Research Scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C.

His dissertation, “Creating Killers: The Nazification of the Black Sea Germans and the Holocaust in Southern Ukraine, 1941-1944,” received the prestigious Fritz Stern Dissertation Prize from the German Historical Institute in 2011.

Lecture by Holocaust historian Christopher Browning: “Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony”

March 29, 2012, Temple Beth-El, Charlotte

Dr. Browning is a History professor at UNC Chapel Hill, and is widely known for his book “Ordinary Men,” the most insightful analysis of the motivations of the Nazi murderers. Other major works by Browning include “The Path to Genocide” and “The Origins of the Final Solution.” Three of his books have won the National Jewish Book Award—Holocaust Category. Dr. Browning has been an expert witness at trials of accused Nazi criminals in Australia, Canada, and the U.K. His latest book, “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp,” is a study of factory slave laborers in Poland.

UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is presenting this event in cooperation with the college’s Department of Global, International & Area Studies and its Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies, and Temple Beth El.

“Women´s Empowerment and Challenges in Guatemala”

October 24, 2012

Maria Pacheco speaks on international development, sustainable self-empowerment, and her work with Mayan women artisans and others in Guatemala

Maria Pacheo has recently been featured as “one of 12 visionaries igniting idealism into action” in the book Hearts on Fire (by Jill Iscol, with a forward by Bill Clinton).

She formed Kiej de los Bosques, an organization that works with artisans to develop their designs and expand their businesses, linking rural communities to markets around the world.

Lecture and Dialogue on the Bosnian Genocide

October 29, 2012, in Denny 111

Hamdija Custovic, regional representative of the Bosniak Congress of North America, speaks on the Bosnian genocide.

“Defiance:” film-showing with discussion

November 15, 2012

Part of International Education Week

Lecture and discussion with Holocaust survivor Suly Chenkin

December 5, 2012