Holocaust Scholar Visits Southeast to Commemorate Kristallnacht

Photo of Dr. Avinoam Patt

Dr. Patt is a Miles Lerman Applied Research Scholar for Jewish Life and Culture at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 18, 2005ᾰDr. Avinoam Patt, Holocaust scholar and Miles Lerman Applied Research Scholar for Jewish Life and Culture at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, will visit Southeast Missouri State University Nov. 8-9 to commemorate Kristallnacht.

Patt will make several presentations to the academic community.  The events are free and open to the public. 

His first lecture, titled “Zion in the Aftermath: Jewish Displaced Persons and the Creation of the State of Israel,” will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Dempster Auditorium of the Rosemary Berkel Crisp Hall of Nursing. 

Patt will present a second lecture, titled “German Jewish Responses to Nazi Persecution before and after Kristallnacht,” during the University’s Common Hour from noon to 1:15 p.m. Nov. 9 in the University Center Party Room. 

In addition, Patt will be speaking to Southeast students about the Holocaust during a class meeting of UI440 “The Holocaust.” The course, taught by Dr. Mitchel Gerber, professor of political science, covers topics such as the spiritual resistance and cultural responses surrounding the Holocaust during World War II.

Patt received his bachelor’s degree in religion from Emory University in 1997.  He obtained a doctorate in Hebrew and Judaic studies and modern European history from New York University in May 2005. He performed extensive academic research in European and Jewish history and received numerous academic awards while attending New York University. 

For more information, contact the Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at (573) 651-2183.