(Edmonton) – The 2019 Toby and Saul Reichert Holocaust Lecture will be held at the University of Alberta on November 19 from 5 to 6:30 pm in the Telus Centre Auditorium. The guest lecturer is Dr. Herman van Goethem, Rector of the University of Antwerp. The topic of Dr. van Goethem’s lecture is “The Jewish Mindset on the Racial Persecution in Occupied Western Europe in 1942: The Case of Antwerp and Belguim.”
Dr. van Goethem has been full professor since 1990 in the field of political history and law history. He was curator (2008-20012) and museum director (2012-2016) of Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights, Mechelen (Belguim). He has been rector of the University of Antwerp since 2016.
Last month, the Wirth Institute had the honour of inviting esteemed historian Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis of the University of Toronto to deliver this year’s Tova Yedlin Lecture. Her lecture, “Languages of the People: a Jewish Philologist on Yiddish, Romanian and French” is available to stream now. You can access the lecture in full at vimeo.com/365454688.