Events

Free workshop poster

Free Workshop: Mapping the Holocaust with ArcGIS

March 16, 2018, 1:30 pm

Pérez 302, 50 University Ave.

Il y aura un atelier de recherche sur comment se servir de technologie spaciale en relation avec l’Holocauste en Pologne. L’atelier est ouvert à tous.

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Education Month

Holocaust Education Month Launch Event

November 9, 2017, 7:00 pm

Kehillat Beth Israel Synagogue 1400 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa

Holocaust Education Month Launch Event. Keynote Address by Dr. Avinoam J. Patt – “From Destruction to Rebirth: The Return to Life in the Jewish DP Camps”.

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Protecting Academic Freedom

Protecting Academic Freedom at Home and Abroad

November 2, 2017, 5:30 pm

Fauteux Hall (FTX), Room 302 57 Louis-Pasteur, University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre

Presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre in partnership with Scholars at Risk (SAR) Network, SAR Canada and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS).

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Members

Holocaust Research Group Members

Jan Grabowski

Jan Grabowski

Full Professor, Department of History

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

University Degrees

1994 ― PhD, Université de Montréal

1986 ― MA, History, Warsaw University, Poland

Fields of Interest

Holocaust, Amerindians in Canada, and New France.

Gelen Perras

Gelen Perras

Associate Professor, Department of History

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

University Degrees

1995 ― PhD American and Canadian History University of Waterloo

1986 ― MA War Studies Royal Military College of Canada

1984 ― BA (Honours) History University of Regina

Fields of Interest

20th century American military and diplomatic history, Canadian-American relations, International relations in the pacific world in the 20th century, and Commonwealth military relations.

Hernan Tesler-Mabé

Hernan Tesler-Mabé

Part-time Professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa

Hernan Tesler-Mabé dissertation, A Jewish Conductor, A Devoted Mahlerite, and a Delicate String: The Musical Life of Heinz Unger, 1895-1965, explored the manner in which the strands of German Jewish identity converged and were negotiated by a musician who lived a sizeable portion of his life in a Double Diaspora (in the Jewish Diaspora as well as exiled from his European home) yet never cut the ties to a German Jewish tradition. In 2011, Dr. Tesler-Mabé was appointed to the Board of the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies and continues to serve in this role.

University Degrees

2010 ― Ph.D. in History at the University of Ottawa

Fields of Interest

Alongside his ongoing work on Jewish history, his research interests include: Modern Europe, European integration, and Ethnicity and Nationalism.

Asselin, Marie-Dominique

Asselin, Marie-Dominique

In Poland, during the war, the Jews were separated from the Catholic population through the creation of ghettos. Despite the physical separation of the two communities, both Jews and Poles were still subject to the provisions of the pre-war Polish penal code. Shortly after the conquest of Poland, the Germans created a two-tier system of justice: while the violations of German war-time regulations were automatically referred to the German courts (Sondergerichte and Deutsche Gerichte), the entire “common” criminality was still tried in the Polish courts. The analysis of Polish court records gives us an opportunity not only to look at the relations between Jews and Poles from a new perspective but also to understand how the Jews lived in the years before the extermination began.

University Degrees

2014-2019 ― PHD, History. University of Ottawa

2012-2014 ― MA, History. University of Ottawa

2011-2012 ― Certificate, History. UQAM (Montreal)

2008-2012 ― BA, French literature. UQAM (Montreal)

Fields of Interest

Polish/Jewish Relations – Polish Judicial system – Antisemitism – Polish Administration (1919-1939) — Administration of the Generalgouvernment – Jewish everyday life.