The University of Iowa

The Holocaust in History: A Series of Events to be Presented Oct. 14-15

September 30th, 2010

Thursday, October 14
“Neighbors: Polish Gentiles and Polish Jews in the Holocaust”
9:30 – 10:45 a.m., Adler Journalism Building, E126

“Antisemitism and the Holocaust: Rethinking Old Questions”
4:30 – 6 p.m., ICPL meeting room A
(Reception at 4:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 15
Discussion with Holocaust Historian Doris Bergen
12 – 1:30 p.m., Hillel House (lunch provided)

“Mothers & Daughters in the Holocaust”
8:30 – 9:30 p.m., Agudas Achim Congregation

Doris Bergen, the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto, will present “Antisemitism and the Holocaust: Rethinking Old Questions,” Thursday, Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in meeting room A of the Iowa City Public Library, following a reception at 4 p.m. Bergen comes to the University as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.

In conjunction with the presentation there will be three other related lectures. Bergen will present “Neighbors: Polish Gentiles and Polish Jews in the Holocaust,” at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in room E126 of Adler Journalism Building. Friday, Oct. 15, at noon will be “A Discussion with Holocaust Historian Doris Bergen” and luncheon at the UI Hillel Jewish Center. Bergen’s last talk is “Mothers and Daughters in the Holocaust” Friday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at Agudas Achim Congregation, Iowa City. All the events are free and open to the public.

Bergen’s visit is made possible with help from the following: UI Office of the Provost; European Studies Group; UI Center for Human Rights; International Programs; and the UI departments of German, History, Religious Studies, and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Lisa Heineman at or 319-335-2299.