Israeli Historian Michman To Lecture Sept 17 At Clark University


Targeted News Service
September 9, 2008 Tuesday 1:52 AM EST

The Clark University Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and
Genocide Studies will present "Jewish ‘Headships’ (Judenrate and
Judenvereininungen): The Emergence and Application of an Administrative
Concept in Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies," a talk by acclaimed scholar
Dan Michman, at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Rose Library at
the Cohen-Lasry House, 11 Hawthorne Street, Clark University Campus.

Professor Michman will examine the historical development
of administrative procedure by the Nazis as a means to better
execute anti-Jewish policy in Nazi occupied territory during World
War II. Michman will discuss the crucial role that constructed
administrative concepts played in the organized effort to first
exclude, and ultimately eradicate the Jewish people from European

Michman is a Professor of Modern Jewish History and chair of the
Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University
in Israel. He is the chief historian for Yad Vashem, an Israeli
organization dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of
the Jewish people during the Holocaust period. Professor Michman was
born in Amsterdam in 1947 and immigrated to Israel 10 years later
when his father was appointed chairman of Yad Vashem.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information,
contact 508-793-8897.

The mission of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and
Genocide Studies is to educate undergraduate and graduate students
about genocide and the Holocaust; to host a lecture series, free of
charge and open to the public, to use scholarship to address current
problems stemming from the murderous past; and to participate in
public discussion about a host of issues ranging from the significance
of state-sponsored denial of the Armenian genocide and well-funded
denial of the Holocaust to intervention in and prevention of genocidal
situations today.

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