Announcement Date: April 24, 1996
In 1996, we asked participants to reflect on how they could use their base in Shoah studies to inform research/praxis leading to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. After an initial plenary, during which each person told of how he/she came to Holocaust studies, participants were divided, on the basis of their central concerns, into six small working groups: Post-Shoah Ethics, Post-Shoah Theology, Post-Shoah Politics, Post-Shoah Models of Healing, Post-Shoah Education, and Art in the Post-Shoah world. Plenary sessions were devoted to “reporting out” of the small groups to the “committee of the whole.” From these groups, ideas for projects-both formal and informal-emerged. Our first publication, entitled Ethics After the Holocaust: Perspectives, Critiques, and Responses, ed., John Roth, (Paragon Press, 1999) came about as a result of discussions in the Ethics group.