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An Interfaith Service of Remembrance for Kristallnacht

November 7 | 7 p.m.
Wallace All Faiths Chapel • Fish Interfaith Center

Architecture and Antisemitism Before and
After the November 9, 1938 Pogrom:
The Political Uses of Building in Nazi Germany

This year we continue our tradition of coming together as an interfaith community to remember the pogrom of November 9-10, 1938, often referred to as Kristallnacht. We remember those targeted by the antisemitic violence that swept across Germany and Austria during the pogrom, and we honor the courageous few who dared to stand with the persecuted and defy
Nazi authority.

At this year’s event, Duke University scholar of art, art history, and architecture, Dr. Paul Jaskot will bring his interdisciplinary expertise to bear in exploring how spatial histories clarify the radicalization of genocidal policies.

Dr. Jaskot is chair of the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University where he is also co-director of the Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab. He is the author or co-editor of several groundbreaking books, including (co-edited with Alexandra Garbarini) New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory (2018) and The Architecture of Oppression: The SS, Forced Labor and the
Nazi Monumental Building Economy (2000), and dozens of articles. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Northwestern University, Dr. Jaskot is on the editorial board of the Journal of Jewish Identities and the German Studies Review and is associate editor for architectural history of Grove Art Online. From 2008 – 2010, he was president of the College Art Association. Dr. Jaskot
is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including from the Getty Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Funded in part by The Sally and Jerry Schwartz Endowment for Holocaust Education and
The John and Toby Martz Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies
Co-sponsored by the Fish Interfaith Center


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