October 27, 6:30pm via Zoom
Professor Andrew Stuart Bergerson is a specialist in the history of everyday life in modern Germany at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the author of multiple books on the history and memory of the Third Reich, and a member of the Holocaust Academic RoundTable at the MCHE. In this zoom session, he will discuss the collapse of democracy, the rise of fascism, the acceleration towards genocide, and the politics of normalcy in Germany from the perspective of ordinary Germans. Join us for this talk to better understand the meaning of the German past for the American present.
This program is offered in partnership with JCRB/AJC Kansas City.
Kristallnacht on Film: From Reportage to Reenactments, 1938-1988
November 9, 2020 6:30 P.M. via Zoom
This year’s community-wide Kristallnacht commemoration, presented in partnership with Congregation Kol Ami, will feature Dr. Lawrence Baron.
In the absence of first hand footage of Kristallnacht, newsreels, documentaries and feature films employed a range of approaches to depict it in the ensuing decade. Dr. Baron will trace the evolution of these cinematic images within chronological and national contexts until home movies of the event surfaced in the 1980s. Clips of these portrayals of Kristallnacht will be screened.