2004

Announcement Date: April 24, 2016

In June 2004, the conference opened with a dramatic reading by symposium participants consisting of excerpts from memoirs of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Other sessions included a plenary on “Terrorism and Genocide,” a second session on the film “The Passion of the Christ,” and a third on “Case Studies in Memory and History.” Later sessions included “model classrooms” (exploring pedagogies in teaching the Holocaust), and a plenary devoted to genocide in the Sudan. The Symposium concluded with a performance of selections from an opera-in-progress, based on a survivor’s memoir entitled “Lost Childhood.” Symposium participant Gottfried Wagner, great-grandson of Richard Wagner, distinguished musicologist, and co-founder of an important post-Holocaust dialogue project, helped organize this event.