Ambivalence, Association, and Avoidance as Christian Responses to Nazi Antisemitism and Racial Policy

On November 9, 2017, I had the honour of participating in the annual Kristallnacht Pogrom remembrance sponsored by the Calgary Jewish Federation and the Calgary Council of Christians and Jews, at the Riddell Library, Mount Royal University, Calgary. I presented the following lecture, entitled, “Ambivalence, Association, and Avoidance as Christian Responses to Nazi Antisemitism and Racial […]

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The Challenges of Memorialization

As I holiday in Berlin this week, my mind is still pre-occupied with the topic of memorialization. Berlin is like that–on virtually every corner (and this is only a slight exaggeration) there is some aspect of memorialization going on, from the thousands of “stumbling stones” marking the homes of Jews victimized by the Hitler regime […]

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Jews and Christians Remembering the Holocaust Together

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of participating in teaching and research workshops on various aspects of the Holocaust, together with Jews, other Christians, and non-religious academics. While some of these gatherings have included commemorative or reflective elements, only recently was I privileged to attend–and speak at–a Holocaust remembrance service. I was invited by […]

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