Dorota Glowacka
Professor Dorota Glowacka

Holocaust Education Program at the Boulder JCC on April 17, 2023

The Boulder JCC will host Holocaust Scholar Professor Dorota Glowacka on Monday, April 17 in advance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Professor Glowacka will speak on “A Vanished World: Cultural Genocide and the Destruction of Central and Eastern European Jewish Heritage During the Holocaust.

The Nazi campaign of annihilation during WWII targeted not only Jewish lives but also Jewish cultural heritage and traditions. In her presentation, Professor Glowacka will focus on Hitler’s deliberate destruction of Eastern European Jewish cultural and religious institutions, literature, and language. As a daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Professor Glowacka situates her research in the context of her family’s history. Some genocide scholars and North American Indigenous thinkers have argued that Hitler borrowed from ideologies and methods previously used by colonial powers in North America. She will draw attention to frequent government efforts to remove Indigenous people from their land and systematically eliminate their language, culture, and religious practices. These insights will both highlight the scope of the destruction of Eastern European Jewish culture and challenge how we remember the Holocaust as a singular experience in civilization.

Dorota Glowacka is Professor of Humanities at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, where she teaches critical theory, gender theory, and Holocaust and genocide studies. Glowacka has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, reviews, and encyclopedia entries in the area of critical theory, gender theory, and Holocaust and genocide studies. She is a member of the Academic Committee of the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her current research, on which her talk is based, focuses on gender and genocide and on the intersections of the Holocaust and settler colonial genocides in North America.

This program is made possible by the Ilona Irene Rosenshein Holocaust Education Fund. 

With additional support from:
– CU Department of History
– CU Program in Jewish Studies
– CU Department of Women‘s and Gender Studies
– CU Center for Humanities and the Arts

Click here to register. The is a free program and advance registration is always recommended for programs at the Boulder JCC. Using a computer rather than your mobile device will make the registration process easier for you. For registration support call 303-998-1900.

*Live Stream option available.

Monday, April 17 | 1 – 3 pm | FREE

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One comment


    When you list people who are “under attack”, why do you include women ? Certainly we are not treated equally as men are but
    do we belong in a category that includes the people of Ukraine ?