“Children and the Holocaust: Two illustrated lectures,” will be presented by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Thursday, October 22, in the University Center Auditorium from 3-5 p.m. (with a brief intermission for refreshments from 3:55-4:10 p.m.). The program is free and open to the public.
Beginning at 3 p.m., Dr. Robert Ehrenreich, Director of University Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will present “Children and the Holocaust.” Following a brief intermission, Dr. Dan Magilow, Assistant Professor of German, UT Knoxville, will present “Tennessee and … The Holocaust?: On the Children’s Holocaust Memorial in Whitwell.”
Both lectures are sponsored by UTC’s Chair of Excellence in Judaic Studies and the UTC Department of History, and made possible by a grant from Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller.
Ehrenreich is Director of University Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. University Programs promotes teaching and scholarship about the Holocaust nationally and internationally through a range of programs including faculty seminars, research workshops, and campus lectures.
Prior to joining the Museum, Ehrenreich was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution; a research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana; a senior staff scientist at The National Academies; and an associate research professor at George Washington University.
He is the author or editor of four books, an international journal, and over 30 articles and reviews on the Holocaust, Holocaust studies, and European history and prehistory. His most recent volume, edited with R. Clifton Spargo, is entitled After Representation? The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture (2009). Ehrenreich was awarded an A.B. from Harvard University and a D.Phil. from Oxford University.
Magilow received a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in German from Princeton University. Before coming to UT, he taught briefly at the University of North Texas and, during the 2005-2006 academic year, worked as the Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Aside from Holocaust Studies and German-Jewish Studies, his research interests focus on Weimar and Nazi Germany and the history of photography. He has several forthcoming articles about Holocaust photography and Holocaust memorials and is currently finishing a manuscript about photographically-illustrated books in interwar Germany.
Magilow has also received several awards and grants, including a DAAD Research Grant in 1999-2000, a teaching award from the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, and a grant from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to study Yiddish at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies’ first Intensive Yiddish Course for Holocaust Studies at Indiana University. His article, “Error Correction and Classroom Effect” was named Best Article of the Year in Die Unterrichtspraxis for 1999 the American Association of Teachers of German.