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Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University

The mission of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) is to advance Holocaust education at institutions of higher learning around the world. To achieve this mission, HEFNU aims to develop professors qualified to teach Holocaust courses, grow the number of colleges and universities that offer Holocaust courses, and thereby increase the number of students who study the Holocaust. The term Holocaust designates the persecution and genocide of European Jewry in the mid-twentieth century.

Lessons and Legacies Conference

The Lessons and Legacies XVI – Ottawa is postponed to 6-9 November 2021. Read a message from the Conference Organizing Committee (sent out 7 May 2020).
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Institutes on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

The 2020 European Summer Institute, the 2020 Northwestern Summer Institute, and the 2020 Regional Institute have all been postponed until 2021.
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Teaching and Research Grants

As part of our mission to grow and strengthen Holocaust studies at colleges and universities, HEFNU offers research and teaching grants to faculty and graduate students whose academic work centers on study of the Holocaust. 





 Volume  XIV in the Lessons and Legacies Series just dropped. The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age, edited by Tim Cole and Simone Gigliotti is available from Northwestern University Press.

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