Event details

October 29, 2018
2:00 PM

In October of 1943, Danish citizens committed crucial acts of civil resistance against the Nazi persecution of Danish Jews. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary, join us for a rich discussion of what this resistance can teach us about Holocaust history, early warnings of genocide, and our contemporary moment. What factors enabled and contributed to civil resistance in the places where it did occur? How were people able to understand the potential enormity of the Nazi crime and work to stop it? And what prevented successful mobilization in countries such as Poland and Germany?

Two panel discussions — featuring scholars and critics from both sides of the Atlantic — will ultimately ask us to consider what history has to teach us about taking action in our own time.

Panel 1 Speakers: Journalists Anders Jerichow, Chair of Humanity in Action Denmark, and Konstantin Gebert, Special Advisor on International Affairs with Humanity in Action, in conversation with each other

Panel 2 Speakers: Mikhal Dekel, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York & Director of the Rifkind Center for the Humanities; Cecilie Stockholm Banke, Research Coordinator, Senior Researcher, Foreign Policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies; Natalia Aleksiun, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College; John Torpey, moderator

Reserve Tickets for Panel 1 (2 PM – 3:45 PM)

Reserve Tickets for Panel 2 (4 PM – 5:30 PM)

Free; advance registration recommended for each of the two panels

Co-presented by

  • Consulate General of Denmark
  • Humanity in Action

Special thanks to

  • Thanks to Scandinavia