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Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College presents ‘Where are the Nazis? Memory and Myth in Russia, Ukraine and the USA’

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 10, 2022

Dr. Ben Rifkin

MAHWAH, N.J. – Dr. Ben Rifkin will ask the question, “Why do large numbers of citizens of the Russian Federation believe that the Ukrainian government, including its Jewish president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and the Ukrainian people, are Nazis?” when he is the guest speaker at Ramapo College on Monday, October 24. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the campus’s Friends Hall.

Registration is required for those who wish to view the event via Webex.

The event is sponsored by the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College.

Benjamin Rifkin earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Russian and East European Studies at Yale University and his Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature, with a dissertation on what was then considered “contemporary” Soviet film at the University of Michigan. He is professor of Russian and Dean of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  His research focuses on world language education, issues in the design and delivery of liberal arts courses at the university level, and compassion and global citizenship.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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