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    Sessions with a Scholar Series

    Expand your world and your virtual community!

    The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights will feature current human rights issues or news-worthy topics as they relate to our educational mission. These virtual sessions feature special guests, experts, and scholars in the field.

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    CAMBODIA: Justice After Genocide

    A two-session virtual series featuring special guest scholar Dr. Alexis Herr, Professor (USF, UC Berkeley, Keene State College)


    Session 1 | A History of the Cambodian Genocide
    Tuesday January 18th, 2022
    7pm MT / 9pm ET
    Dr. Alexis Herr in conversation with Education Director, Leslie White

    Session 2 | Survivor Testimony

    Dr. Alexis Herr is joined by a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide

    About Dr. Alexis Herr:

    Dr. Alexis Herr has dedicated her life to combating genocide and atrocity. This passion has motivated her educational and professional pursuits and translates into a strong desire to prevent human rights violations. Ms. Herr received a doctorate in Holocaust History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University, and currently lectures at the University of San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley.

    She is the author of The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942 – 1952 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and the editor of Rwanda: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018) and Sudan: The Essential Reference Guide (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2020).

    Previous Sessions

    A Discussion with Holocaust Scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    August 11, 2021

    Rabbi Dan Fink, Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel (CABI), Boise
    Kendall Kosai, Associate Director, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Pacific Northwest

    A conversation with Dr. Robert Williams
    Deputy Director – International Affairs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

    September 23, 2021 

    A Tribute to Anne on Her Birthday

    June 11-12, 2021


    Holocaust survivor Anita (left) tells her story of survival, assisted by JFCS Holocaust Center Education Programs Manager, Penny Savryn.

    JFCS Holocaust Center

    Aaron Peterer, Project Manager at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam (right), leads a virtual tour of the Secret Annex.

    Anne Frank House, Amsterdam