The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History

Tue, Mar 19 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
IHGMS, 758 N Pleasant St, Amherst
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The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst presents a panel discussion of the new book, "The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History", edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg.


In this groundbreaking book, leading Arab and Jewish intellectuals examine how and why the Holocaust and the Nakba are interlinked without blurring fundamental difference between them. The first treatment in English of these two constitutive traumas together, it searches for a new historical and political grammar for relating and narrating their complicated intersections.


Panel will include:


Bashir Bashir is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at the Open University of Israel. He is the co-editor of Rethinking the Politics of Israel/Palestine: Partition and Its Alternatives (2014).


Amos Goldberg is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing During the Holocaust (2017)


Leila Farsakh is Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Political Science at UMass Boston. She is the author of Palestinian Labor Migration to

Israel: Labor, Land and Occupation (2012).


Laura Jockusch is the Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of Collect and Record! Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe (2012).


Moderated by Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, Professor of History and Jewish Studies and Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass Amherst.

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