The inaugural event - Edward N. Peterson Lecture Series

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007

When 'Never Again' is a Cliché: The Complicated Role of Rescuers in Genocide
Professor Stephen Feinstein, University of Minnesota and UWRF Professor Emeritus

Dr. Stephen Feinstein (1943-2008), Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, directed the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies for the last ten years. A scholar of Russian and Soviet history, Professor Feinstein began teaching courses on the Holocaust at UW-River Falls. He taught and lectured on issues related to genocide throughout the world; he published numerous articles on holocaust and post-holocaust art, served as a curator for traveling exhibits and co-edited works on artistic memory of the holocaust. His book,Absence/Presence: Critical Essays on the Artistic Memory of the Holocaust,link was published by Syracuse University Press in 2005. The Center he established and directed until his death, hosts conferences, sponsors lectures and exhibits, and fosters research and scholarship on the holocaust and genocide.

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