1938-2018 // “Keep Telling the Story”

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Fran­tišek Mořic Nágl, Liv­ing Quar­ters in the There­sien­stadt Ghet­to (1942)


Novem­ber 2018 will mark eighty years since Hitler, Goebbels and their Nazi fol­low­ers and col­lab­o­ra­tors sparked mod­ern history´s most destruc­tive pogrom, com­mon­ly known as Reich­skristall­nacht. Many con­sid­er the Novem­ber Pogrom the begin­ning of the Holo­caust. Many also hoped that the mean­ing and real­i­ty of Auschwitz would “cure” Europe of the social dis­ease of anti­semitism and relat­ed prej­u­dices. This hope has been dashed.

We at the Afro-Asian Insti­tute (ComU­ni­tySpir­it – Reli­gions and Cul­tures in Dia­logue) will mark our aware­ness of this chal­leng­ing moment in time with a series of edu­ca­tion­al events orga­nized by the Insti­tute, and led by Dr. Paul A. Levine, award-win­ning his­to­ri­an and inter­na­tion­al­ly rec­og­nized Holo­caust and Geno­cide Stud­ies ped­a­gogue.


Dr. Paul A. Levine is an asso­ciate professor/Docent of Holo­caust and mod­ern Euro­pean polit­i­cal his­to­ry. The author of many pub­li­ca­tions, his wide­ly praised book, Raoul Wal­len­berg in Budapest; Myth, His­to­ry and Holo­caust (Lon­don, 2010), won in 2012 the Inter­na­tion­al Raoul Wal­len­berg Foundation´s “Cen­ten­ni­al Award”. Levine is co-author of the path-break­ing Holo­caust edu­ca­tion­al book, Tell Ye Your Chil­dren; A Book about the Holo­caust in Europe, 1933- 1945. Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished in 1998 by the Swedish gov­ern­ment, Tell Ye your Chil­dren has been pub­lished in some 20 lan­guages and mil­lions of copies, most recent­ly in Ukraine (2017) and Croa­t­ia (2018). He has taught and lec­tured at uni­ver­si­ties and sec­ondary schools through­out Europe and North Amer­i­ca, includ­ing the first-ever course in Geno­cide Stud­ies at Charles University´s Fac­ul­ty of Protes­tant The­ol­o­gy (Prague), 2016-2017.



Teaching the Holocaust Today
A Progressive Methodology of Ideas, Frameworks & Data
Workshop with Dr. Paul A. Levine
06.11.2018, 10:00-12:00, Afro-Asian Institute Graz

In this 2 hour work­shop, Dr. Paul A. Levine will lead an inter­ac­tive review and dis­cus­sion about how best to teach the Holo­caust in 2018. In this “hands-on“ work­shop, Dr. Levine will start with an overview about what he argues is a more mod­ern and pro­gres­sive way of teach­ing Holo­caust his­to­ry and mem­o­ry in Europe today.

Reg­is­tra­tion through 31st of Octo­ber: Jen­nifer Brun­ner, j.brunner@aai-graz.at
Par­tic­i­pa­tion is free of charge.
The work­shop will be held in Eng­lish.

Afro-Asian Insti­tute, Cen­trum für Jüdis­che Stu­di­en (Karl-Franzens Uni­ver­sität), CLIO – Vere­in für Geschichts- und Bil­dungsar­beit, Kirch­liche Päd­a­gogis­che Hochschule Graz


New Antisemitism in Europe?
Keynote and Open Discussion with Dr. Paul A. Levine
07.11.2018, 19:30-21:00, Afro-Asian Institute Graz

Today Europe, the EU and the world are wit­ness to an alarm­ing explo­sion of right-wing extrem­ism and a polit­i­cal strength­en­ing of tox­ic eth­no-nation­alisms thought to belong to the past. These trends, com­bined with large-scale move­ments of refugees and a weak­en­ing of still young demo­c­ra­t­ic struc­tures, present a unique dan­ger for the demo­c­ra­t­ic and human­is­tic Europe which remains at the very cen­ter of our com­mon post-War aspi­ra­tions. If this seri­ous chal­lenge is not ade­quate­ly under­stood and con­front­ed, anoth­er Euro­pean tragedy is sure to fol­low.

Keynote: Dr. Paul A. Levine

Pre­sen­ta­tion: Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr.in Ulla Kriebernegg (Cen­ter for Inter-Amer­i­can Stud­ies, Uni­ver­sität Graz)

An infor­mal recep­tion fol­lows.
Free entrance.

Afro-Asian Insti­tute, Cen­trum für Jüdis­che Stu­di­en (Karl-Franzens Uni­ver­sität), CLIO – Vere­in für Geschichts- und Bil­dungsar­beit, Kirch­liche Päd­a­gogis­che Hochschule Graz Komi­tee für christlich-jüdis­che Zusam­me­nar­beit Graz, Karl-Franzens Uni­ver­sität Graz




Das Pro­jekt „ComU­ni­tySpir­it – Reli­gio­nen und Kul­turen im Dia­log“ wird durch das BMEIA, die Diözese Graz-Seck­au und die Stadt Graz finanziert.