Jul

31 2018

CSP 17th Annual Summer Scholar Institute – Thorsten Wagner - Germans & Jews

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Congregation Shir Ha Ma’a lot 3652 Michelson
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 857-2226

Contact Arie Katz
(949)682-4040
akatz@occsp.org
http://www.occsp.org

CSP 17th Annual Summer Scholar Series -Thorsten Wagner-Remembering for the Future
July 31 -August 1, 2018

part 1 of 3
“Germans and Jews” {documentary and discussion]

$18.00 per person for each event or $36 for all three
Free to CSP $180+ Members with RSVP before July 25, 2018
Shir Ha Ma'alot members may attend without charge by reservation before July 31, 2018]

How do we make the history of the Shoah relevant for the generations to come in the 21st century, for Jews and non-Jews? The rise of the nationalist-conservative parties to power in Europe has moved this matter to center-stage, especially given the most recent anti-defamation law in Poland. Join us for a 3-part series with a European scholar who has devoted his adult life to studying Jewish Germany, the Holocaust and the Danish rescue of Jews during World War II

Thorsten Wagner. A scholar of German and Danish descent who has devoted his adult life to studying Jewish Germany, the Holocaust and the Danish rescue of Jews during World War II, Thorsten Wagner has been an Associate Professor of Modern European History at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, affiliated with the University of Copenhagen since 2010, and he has served as Academic Director of FASPE – Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics since 2015. He has taught at the Department of Scandinavian Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, and served for many years as an educator at the Jewish Museum of Berlin and a research fellow at the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Copenhagen. Prof. Wagner has numerous academic publications in the fields of Modern German and European Jewish History, antisemitism, Holocaust studies, cultures of memory, and Israeli history and society. Born in Sønderborg, Denmark in 1970, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany, his graduate studies at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Freie Universität Berlin, and his postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Wagner lives with his wife and two children in Copenhagen and Berlin.

Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)