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Virtual Event in Commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day– ‘From Awareness to Action: Confronting Antisemitism at Home and Abroad’

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 4, 2022

Dr. Robert Williams

MAHWAH, N.J. – On January 27 at 6 p.m., in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Dr. Robert Williams, Deputy Director for International Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will discuss how current conspiracy theories and tropes fuel antisemitism domestically and internationally. He will also address how Holocaust education contributes to combatting this menace.

The Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College (CUNY) has organized the commemoration and The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is one of the cosponsors. The discussion will be delivered remotely via Zoom. All wishing to attend may register at: https://tinyurl.com/4f4yp6wx

Dr. Robert Williams is Deputy Director for International Affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the steering committee of the Global Task Force on Holocaust Distortion, and served for four years as chair of the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. He regularly advises international organizations and governments on antisemitism and Holocaust issues, and he is currently overseeing a major initiative that assesses European Holocaust and genocide denial laws. Dr. Williams’s research specialties include German history, U.S. and Russian foreign policy, propaganda and disinformation, and contemporary antisemitism. He is co-editing a volume for the publisher Routledge on the history of antisemitism.

For information or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact holgen@ramapo.edu or call 201-684-7409.

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