Recent Events and News

19 March 2024: An Evening with Christopher Browning

Co-organized by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission and the MTSU Holocaust Studies Program. Co-sponsored by MTSU English, MTSU History, and the MTSU College of Liberal Arts.

Christopher Browning Lecture

2 November 2023: A Conversation with Grzegorz Kwiatkowski

Poet and musician Grzegorz Kwiatkowski sharing his investment in history, remembrance, and ethics regarding the Holocaust in Poland. Virtual talk at 1pm. Registration free to all but required:

13 April 2023: Pink Triangle Legacies

As part of MTSU's 2023 LGBTQ+ College Conference, Holocaust Studies sponsored Keynote Speaker Dr. Jake Newsome, who presented on the subject of his recent book, Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust.

21 October 2022: Holocaust Studies at MTSU on WGNS Radio

Dr. Ashley Valanzola and Dr. Elyce Rae Helford were featured on WGNS to discuss the topic of the  importance of studying and teaching the Holocaust today.

22-23 September 2022: Biennial Holocaust Studies Conference

For details, please visit our Conference Page.

14 April 2022: Ken Stern, Director of the Bard Center for the Study of Hate, "Antisemitism Today: Censorship, Conspiracy, and the Dangers of Hate."

27 January 2022: Dr. Ehlimana Memišević, "Genocide, Forced Removal, and Ethnic Cleansing: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina"

Dr. Ehlimana Memišević, Assistant Professor at the Department of Legal History and Comparative Law at the University of Sarajevo and Fullbright Scholar, spoke about the impact and importance of the systematic violence against the ethnic "other" through the genocidal campaigns of "ethnic cleansing" during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

7 August 2020: With profound sadness, we announce the death of Dr. Nancy Rupprecht.

Nancy was the guiding force of the MTSU Holocaust Studies Program and our biennial conferences for the past decade and more. She was a brilliant scholar, a dedicated organizer, a fierce feminist, a valued colleague, a respected professor, and a beloved friend. She will be missed greatly by many.

Nancy Rupprech


30 October 2019: Holocaust Survivors Frances Cutler Hahn and Jack Cohen

More than 250 members of the MTSU and local area community attended this event, in which survivors Frances Cutler Hahn and Jack Isaac Cohen shared their experiences as children during the Holocaust. 

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19 November 2017: Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor

Eva Kor, a survivor of Mengele's twin experiments, told of her experiences in Auschwitz and their impact on her life, then and now, at Central Middle School to an audience of more than 800 high school students and members of the local area community. Ms. Kor returned in 2018 to speak again at MTSU for a high school teacher's day, focused on Holocaust education.

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