5 2024

Community Yom HaShoah Service and Program (JFM)


Temple Beth El & Livestreamed 2702 Arbor Drive
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 238-3123

Contact Livia Asher and Paul Grossberg

Please join us for a service of remembrance and to honor local Holocaust survivors and their families, led by clergy and members of the Jewish community of greater Madison. Following the service, there will be a special program on "Antisemitism in the Third Reich: Was Germany Different?" with Peter Staudenmaier, Associate Professor of History at Marquette University. See more below about the program and speaker.

We hope you will be able to join us in person for this meaningful community commemoration. The event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. During registration, you can submit names of the people you want to memorialize to be read at the service by Rabbi Biatch and submit questions for the speaker to incorporate into his talk. Additional names to be memorialized and questions for the speaker will be taken at the event in person.

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Program: Antisemitism in the Third Reich: Was Germany Different?
When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they instituted the first measures against German Jews. Eight years later, they unleashed a genocidal campaign against Jews across Europe. Antisemitism in the Third Reich is thus often seen as a prelude to the Shoah. But was German antisemitism fundamentally different from other forms of antisemitism prevalent in Europe in the 1930s? What historical factors can help explain the unprecedented violence of the Shoah?

Speaker: Peter Staudenmaier
Peter Staudenmaier is an Associate Professor of History at Marquette University in Milwaukee. He teaches courses on the Holocaust and on the history of race and racism, and has published widely on Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the history of antisemitism. Before becoming an academic, he lived in Madison for many years and taught at Gan HaYeled in the 1990s.

The Annual Community Yom HaShoah Sevice and Program is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Madison and is funded by the Mitchell and Sharon Rapkin Endowment for Holocaust Education and Commemoration.

Community Survey: Those Impacted By The Holocaust
If you are a Holocaust survivor, refugee, escaped from the Nazis, or a family member - please let us know, so we may personally invite you to our Community Yom HaShoah Service and Program. If you are interested, we'd also like to invite you to participate in our service, either by reading a passage or lighting a candle. If you have not signed up in the past or your contact information has changed, please fill out our interest form >