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Shared Suffering and Empathy: Incorporating the Holocaust into Sub-Saharan Africa Thought and Commemoration

A Holocaust Memorial Week Event with William Miles

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In the same year that apartheid ended in South Africa, 1994, Rwanda suffered through a major campaign of genocide in 1994. How have these and other African nations which have endured systemic evil and mass murder coped in the aftermath?  How has such extraordinary trauma sensitized African attitudes towards the Holocaust? How have African educators and the genral public incorporated the Holocaust into their own understanding of the world, and their suffering within it?  This is the issue that will be addressed by Professor Miles.
William Miles is a professor of political science and the former Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.  Many of his books and articles focus on the respective societies and the interrelationships of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Africa.

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
C&E Auditorium
Robert Peckyno
(541) 737-8560
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion