IU historian part of 75-year commemoration of key Holocaust event

Seventy-five years ago this Friday, German government officials met at a lakeside villa in Berlin’s Wannsee district to talk about implementing the “final solution,” Nazi Germany’s plan to kill the 11 million Jews in Europe. Mark Roseman, director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU Bloomington and Pat M. Glazer Professor of Jewish Studies […]

Book edited by IU scholar Rosenfeld examines ‘new antisemitism’

It has been nearly two years since 45 scholars from 10 countries gathered at IU Bloomington for four days of intensive analysis and discussion of a disturbing development: the rise of antisemitism as a global and multifaceted phenomenon. But the newly published book that their work produced – “Deciphering the New Antisemitism” – is as […]

Book, article highlight IU research on small-town Jewish life in Ukraine

A recent article in the New York Review of Books features a remarkable research project from Indiana University and reminds us that the conflict now taking place in Ukraine doesn’t mark the first time people in that region have faced turmoil and violence. Yale historian Marci Shore reviews “In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town […]

Journalist Peter Beinart speaking this week at IU Bloomington

The fall lecture season is getting off to a quick start at IU Bloomington. Here’s one that should interest people who care about journalism, politics, foreign policy and especially Israel and the Middle East. Journalist and author Peter Beinart, currently senior political writer for The Daily Beast-Newsweek, will give a talk Thursday, Sept. 6, on […]