Corpses of the Holocaust: A New Approach to the Destruction and its Aftermath

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Black and white photo of Jean-Marc Dreyfus
Jean-Marc Dreyfus discusses his research on corpses and human remains of the Holocaust. This lecture is part of the Department of Jewish Studies 2018 - 19 lecture series, Holocaust Across the Disciplines. Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education. Reception to follow. Free.
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Humanities Building, Room 415
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Department of Jewish Studies
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415-338-6075
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Jean-Marc Dreyfus is reader in Holocaust studies at University of Manchester and was a director of the European Research Council’s Corpses of Mass Genocide and Violence Program. He won the 2018 – 2019 Center Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

Dreyfus has written about the anthropology of genocide, the history of the Jews in 19th- and 20th-century France, the politics of memory and forensic Holocaust studies. He has received research fellowships from many institutions, including the Harvard University Center for European Studies, Centre Marc-Bloch in Berlin, Yad Vashem Center for International Holocaust Studies and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

He has published more than 60 manuscripts, including seven monographs. He has co-edited numerous volumes, including the groundbreaking Human Remains and Mass Violence: Methodological Approaches (2017) and Dictionary of the Holocaust (2009).

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  • Holocaust Center of San Francisco (a division of Jewish Family and Children’s Services)
  • Anthropology Department

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Photo by Claude Truong-Ngoc