The Holocaust and the Human Rights Revolution: The Problem of Genocide Recognition Since the 1940s with Dirk Moses

Date/Time
04/10/2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Atkinson Hall Auditorium

Dirk Moses

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On Wednesday, April 10, the Holocaust Living History Workshop series will feature Dirk Moses, a professor of modern history at the University of Sydney. Moses is senior editor of the Journal of Genocide Research and has written numerous books and anthologies, including the award-winning book “German Intellectuals and the Nazi Past.”

The suite of international conventions and declarations about genocide, human rights and refugees after WWII is known as the “Human Rights Revolution.” It is regarded widely as humanizing international affairs by implementing the lessons of the Holocaust. In this presentation, Dirk Moses questions this rosy picture by investigating how persecuted peoples have invoked the Holocaust and made analogies with Jews to gain recognition as genocide victims. Such attempts rarely succeed and have been roundly condemned as cheapening the Holocaust memory, but how and why does genocide recognition require groups to draw such comparisons? Does the human rights revolution and image of the Holocaust as the paradigmatic genocide humanize postwar international affairs as commonly supposed?

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at (858) 534-7661.


Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to Atkinson Hall Auditorium is parking lot P502More information about parking on campus. For more information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
8. Turn left on to Voigt Drive.
9. Follow Voigt Drive to the first stop sign.
10. Lot P502 will be located on the left at the corner of Voigt Drive and Engineer Lane.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego
1. Take I-5 northbound.
2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
5. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
7. Turn left on to Voigt Drive.
8. Follow Voigt Drive to the first stop sign.
9. Lot P502 will be located on the left at the corner of Voigt Drive and Engineer Lane.

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