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Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies

Arthur Bornstein & American soldiers with children in displaced persons camp after WWII

Besides being an inviting physical space providing research materials in print and other media in the Penn State Harrisburg Library, the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies is actively involved in outreach programming such as public performances of music, drama, and dance; screenings of films along with discussions by their makers; and lectures and book talks with nationally recognized writers and researchers on the Holocaust and Jewish Studies. It is a research and teaching space for faculty, community members, and students, and also a creative space where the public can visit to be informed and inspired by music, literature, and art. As the name implies, it centers many activities in the university and regional communities in a single visible place. A staff drawn from the faculty is directly responsible for its operation.

Basic Information

The Center works to bring people from the Central Pennsylvania region and the university together in a common interest of remembering and teaching the Holocaust and Jewish Studies. The primary mission is: (1) provide educational opportunities for teachers and students on the Holocaust and Jewish Studies, and (2) organize activities in these areas reaching out to the community and public.

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Phone Number: 
717-948-6727

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News

Fri, 04/10/2015
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Neil Leifer will discuss “From Reitlinger to Browning, The Chroniclers of the Holocaust: The Historians Who Shaped the History of the Shoah,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Tuesday, April 14 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

Wed, 03/11/2015
Samuel Gruber

Samuel Gruber will discuss “Arise and Build: American Synagogues and Jewish Identity,” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Wednesday, March 18 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

Fri, 02/06/2015

As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Dani Schrire will discuss “Folklore and Discontinuity: Studying Folklore in Palestine after the Shoah” on Tuesday, February 10 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus.

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