Tuesday, APRIL 4, 2017


Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

By invitation only

The twentieth century has been viewed as a century of genocide, periods of violent rupture that prompted waves of migration and exile from Europe to the Americas.  Yet, in their new nations, the survivors and their family members experienced periods of state violence, terror, and repression.  How did they grapple with these experiences of violence, and in what way did past genocide shape their new subjectivities? How did their lived experience in the Americas reframe the discursive frameworks and memories of the past, as well as inform new forms of citizenship and belonging?  Further, in what ways did modalities of rupture and the desire for repair, in terms of violence past and present, inform their relationship to one another and to their nations of origin and new homes? This symposium invites scholars and practitioners working on the intersections of diaspora and genocide in the Americas to explore these questions through a multidisciplinary dialogue.


Organized by Emmanuel Kahan and Natasha Zaretsky

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (Rutgers University, Newark), Nucleo de Estudos Judíos, Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social (Argentina), The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)