Education Notes: Holocaust Experts

Jan. 27 marks the 63rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest German Nazi concentration camp operated during World War II. Faculty experts at The University of Texas at Austin and the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies are available to discuss research on the Holocaust experience from a variety of perspectives.

Jewish Holocaust Experience
Robert Abzug, director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
Abzug researches the Holocaust, religion and psychology in American culture. He is the author of "Inside the Vicious Heart: America and the Liberation of the Nazi Concentration Camps" and "America Views the Holocaust, 1933-1945." He can discuss the Jewish experience in the Holocaust and the formation of social and moral consciousness in American culture.
Contact: 512-475-7240,

Literature of the Holocaust
Pascale Bos, associate professor of Germanic studies
Bos researches German-Jewish literature after the Holocaust and women's war-time experiences. She teaches courses such as "After Effects: The Holocaust in Culture, Philosophy and Literature" and "Women and the Holocaust."
Contact: 512-232-6373,

Visual Representations of the Holocaust
David Crew, professor of history
Crew researches the history and politics of memory, and the visual history of Germany, with special emphasis on photographic representations of the Holocaust. He is the editor of "Nazism and German Society, 1933-1945," and author of "Hitler and the Nazis: A History in Documents."
Contact: 512-475-7232,

Gay and Lesbian Holocaust Experience
Ann Cvetkovich, professor of English
Cvetkovich researchers theories of gender and sexuality, trauma studies and is the author of "An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures."
Contact: 512-471-8374,

Holocaust Survivors and Forgiveness
Roberta Green, professor of social work
Holocaust survivors in six U.S. cities are the focus of a study on forgiveness and resilience led by Roberta Green. The research team will interview survivors in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and New York City. Findings will enhance the work of mental health practitioners by better preparing them to respond to traumatic events such as Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina.
Contact: 512-232-4168,

Romani Holocaust Experience
Ian Hancock, professor of linguistics and director of Romani studies
Hancock is a representative to the United Nations and UNICEF for the Romani people. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to represent Roma on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 1997. He is the author of "We Are the Romani People" and "The Pariah Syndrome: An Account of Gypsy Slavery and Persecution."
Contact: 512-471-1701,

Holocaust Education
Mary Lee Webeck, assistant professor of education
Webeck's research focuses on Holocaust studies and civic education. She is director of education at Holocaust Museum Houston. To learn more about her research, read the feature story, "What Good Comes of Suffering?".
Contact: 713-942-8000, ext. 123,

Ethics and Genocide
Paul Woodruff, professor of philosophy and dean of undergraduate studies
Woodruff is an expert on ancient philosophy and teaches a course on ethics and genocide. He is a contributor to "Genocide and Human Rights, A Philosophical Guide."
Contact: 512-471-6788,

Rhetoric and Propaganda
Dana Cloud, associate professor of communication studies
Cloud is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies who studies rhetorical theory, the rhetoric of fascism and Holocaust denial.
Contact: 512-471-1947,