Perspectives on World War II: Daily Life as Experienced by the War’s Victims
In Collaboration with Sandhills Community College
Friday, September 16, 2016
Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst, NC
This two-part seminar will examine World War II from the perspectives of the victims, using their own experiences and photographs to learn more about what daily life was like for Jews and Japanese-Americans during this time in history. Eric Muller will use extremely rare color photographs of everyday life in a Japanese American internment camp to show both the injustice of this wartime episode and the resilience of the people it affected. Karen Auerbach will look at how Jews as individuals and as communities experienced the Holocaust: the individual and collective decisions they made in different stages of persecution and mass murder, the official and unofficial institutions they formed, the Jewish leadership groups that developed, and their daily lives, from work to family life to cultural, religious, social and political activities. These two presentations will culminate in a panel discussion with both scholars as we dig deeper into notions of resistance for both of these groups as well as relate their experiences to contemporary issues around the globe.
TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Imprisonment in World War II
Eric Muller, Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law in Jurisprudence and Ethics
Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933-1945
Karen Auerbach, Assistant Professor of History and Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow
Lessons from World War II: The Holocaust and Japanese-American Internment in Contemporary Context
Time & Cost
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lunch included. The tuition is $25.00.
Registration required; call Sandhills Community College Office Continuing Education 910-695-3980 or 800-338-3944, extension 3980, and specify section #3032.