Announcement Date: April 24, 2016
For our June 2000 meeting, we committed ourselves to reading texts in common. It was the consensus of the group at the 1998 closing evaluation that we needed to deepen our knowledge base. This was attempted, in part, by distributing textual materials several months before the opening of the symposium. Break-out groups were linked to plenaries in which these texts were discussed in some depth. Plenary sessions included: “The Roma and Sinti Genocide,” “An Examination of the Wannsee Protocols,” “Responding to Other Genocides in Our Time,” and “Post-Holocaust Ethics,” a panel composed of the six contributors to a volume published the preceding year by these panelists. A dramatic work portraying survivors’ accounts and entitled “Remnants,” was performed by its author, Dr. Henry Greenspan. An anthology entitled After-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Justice was launched during this year’s symposium. The volume, co-edited by Dr. John Roth and Dr. David Patterson, is currently in press (University of Washington Press, 2003). A third volume edited by Wroxton participants-this one on Post-Holocaust education-was proposed.