Events

MESC 2018 Lecture Series: "The Role of the Holocaust in the Establishment of Israel" with Dr. Halamish
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to Monday, April 9, 2018 - 8:30pm

MESC 2018 Lecture Series: "Middle East in a Time of Change"

"The Role of the Holocaust in the Establishment of Israel" with Dr. Aviva Halamish

Monday, April 9th, 2018

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Smith Memorial Student Union Room 238 (SMSU 238)

 

The Middle East Studies Center is proud to co-sponsor with the Portland State Harold Schnitzer Family in Judaic Studies to continue our monthly lecture series. This April, Dr. Halamish will present "The Role of the Holocaust in the Establishment of Israel," which will explore the political and historical background of Israel and its connection to the Holocaust.

Dr. Halamish is a professor from Open University in Israel and she will explore many questions regarding Israel's establishment in 1948, including: Is there a link between the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel? Who promotes this claim? What really happened and how did the Holocaust impact the process of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine?

This lecture is made possible with the 2018 Lorry I. Lokey Program and sponsorships with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and the Portland State Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.