UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The inaugural event
When 'Never Again' is a Cliché: The Complicated Role of Rescuers in Genocide
Dr. Stephen Feinstein (1943-2008), Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, directed the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for the last ten years. A scholar of Russian and Soviet history, Professor Feinstein began teaching courses on the Holocaust at UW-River Falls. He taught and lectured on issues related to genocide throughout the world; he published numerous articles on holocaust and post-holocaust art, served as a curator for traveling exhibits and co-edited works on artistic memory of the holocaust. His book,Absence/Presence: Critical Essays on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2005. The Center he established and directed until his death, hosts conferences, sponsors lectures and exhibits, and fosters research and scholarship on the holocaust and genocide.
The lecture series honors the memory of Professor Ed Peterson, who taught at UWRF from 1954 to 2005. It addresses issues that were the focus of Dr. Peterson's academic life and are still relevant today: war and peace, abuses and limits of power, the struggle for democracy in the twentieth century.
Contributions may be added to the fund over time. Any questions may be directed to Zhiguo Yang, History and Philosophy Department, firstname.lastname@example.org 715-425-3164 or UWRF Foundation Office, email@example.com 715-425-3505.
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