31th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series, Spring 2014

Never Again?

Spring 2014 Schedule

January 14 - April 29, 2013
Tuesdays from 4:00PM-5:50PM in
Warren Auditorium (Ives Hall 101)

SSU Students

POLS 307, Perspectives on the Holocaust and Genocide counts as upper-division General Education credit under GE category D5.

Lecture Series Coordinator

Professor Diane Parness


The Holocaust Lecture Series is sponsored by the Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, The Paul V. Benko Holocaust Education Endowment, the Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture Fund, the Adele Zygielbaum Endowment, the Thomas Family Foundation, the Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, the Sonoma State Students’ Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fund and the Jewish Community Federation (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula,Marin and Sonoma Counties.


A daily parking permit ($5.00) is required 24hrs. Daily permits are not valid in reserve lots. Some permit machines accept quarters only.

Video Archives

Many of our lectures are archived on the Holocaust Lecture Series playlist on YouTube. Some lectures are archived on SSU's streaming video server.

Spring 2014 Schedule Of Lectures

January 14:  Introduction to the series & “The Master Race”
Professor Diane L. Parness, Sonoma State University

January 21: The Holocaust in Historical Perspective
Professor Stephen Bittner, Sonoma State University 

January 28: Breaking the Silence: A Holocaust Childhood
Paul Schwarzbart

February 4: The Armenian Genocide
Prof. Sergio LaPorta, CSU Fresno Armenian Studies Program
Armenian Genocide Memorial Lecture

February 11: The Concept of Genocide
Professor Myrna Goodman, Sonoma State University

February 18: Origins of Anti-Semitism in Europe
Professor Barry Preisler, Sonoma State University

February 25: Lessons Learned from a Holocaust Childhood
Hans Angress

March 4: Perspectives On International War Crimes
Professor Eric Williams, Sonoma State University

March 11: The Bosnian Genocide—Past, Present and Future
Mirza Velagic, Voices of the Bosnian Genocide

March 18: Spring Break

March 25: Rwanda Twenty Years After Genocide
Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, Rwandan Ambassador to the United States

April 1: Becoming Evil
Prof. James Waller, Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College

April 8: Gender & Genocide
Prof. Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Dr. Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor of Holocaust Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Robert L. Harris Memorial Lecture

April 15: The Guatemalan Genocide
Prof. Beatriz Manz, University of California, Berkeley

April 22: Hungary: The Perfect Storm
Prof. Diane Parness, Sonoma State University

April 29: Genocide Beneath Our Feet
Prof. Greg Sarris, Endowed Professor, Sonoma State University and Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria