2020-2021 Online Events

Wolpow Institute Online Film Screenings:

  • June 7 – June 14, 2021, Transit. Directed by Christian Petzold, performances by Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer, Music Box Films, 2018.
  • October 22, 2020, Santa Cruz…por ejemplo. Directed by Günter Schwaiger, Dim Dim Productions, 2005.

Wolpow Institute Invited Speaker Events:

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, “The Wannsee Conference Now & Then,” Dr. Matthias Haß, Director of Education, House of the Wannsee-Conference Memorial Site and Conference Center, Berlin, Germany. This public webinar was in partnership with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020, “Breaking the Pact of Forgetting: The Franco Dictatorship and Historical Memory in Spain,” Dr. Alejandro Baer, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, and Günter Schwaiger, Independent Filmmaker, “Santa Cruz…por ejemplo.”

Community Speaker Series Events:

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021, “The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams,” interview with author, Jonathan Ned Katz, moderated by Emily Weiner (WWU) and organized by Congregation Beth Israel.
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, “Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal,” Dr. Marion Kaplan, Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History, New York University. Organizer WWU Department of Modern & Classical Languages.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2020, “Genocide Today: The Uyghurs in China,” Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director of World Without Genocide, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN. This public lecture was hosted by Fairhaven College and organized by the World Issues Forum. 
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, “Ethnic Violence and Refugee Crisis: The Case of the Rohingyas in South Asia,” Srobana Bhattacharya, Ph.D., Georgia Southern University. This public lecture was hosted by Fairhaven College and organized by the World Issues Forum. 
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940-2015,” Dr. Sara Brenneis, Professor of Spanish, Amherst College, Presented by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, and Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020, “Jim Crow Laws and Nazi Racial Policy: How the United States Influenced Hitler,” Tom White, Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Community Partnership. Organizer: Holocaust Center for Humanity Seattle.

Below are a few of the video presentations from our Invited Speakers and Community Speaker Series. For more free videos of past presentations, also visit Western Libraries’ Cedar Site

Portrait of Tom White.
Tom White, July 2020


Portrait shot of Sarah Brenneis.
Sara Brenneis, October 2020


Blue poster with white text.
Breaking the Pact of Forgetting, October 2020


Cartoon from early 20th century showing old man in tuxedo wielding a knife on German front line.
The Wannsee Conference Now & Then, January 2021