Consortium HGH


These podcasts are a series of chats with Consortium members that are both personal and professional in nature. We never ask our colleagues/scholars questions about their adventure within academia. So, here is your opportunity to get to know the members. Hosted by Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College, these chats share the personal journeys of each member and reflect on how and why they chose to focus on the Holocaust, Genocide or Human Rights. 

The “Standing Up to the Assault on Democracy” podcast series is moderated by four international scholars and experts: Andrea Pető, Central European University; Tali Nates, Executive Director and Founder of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre; Bjorn Krondorfer, Director of the Martin-Springer Institute and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University; and Steven Carr, Professor of Communication and Director of the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Purdue University in Fort Wayne.

This episode, recorded on October 23, 2023, features father Patrick Desbois,
a French Catholic priest and the former head of the commission for relations with Judaism of the French Bishops Conference. Father Desbois is the Founder and President of the Yahad In Unum, an organization dedicated to collecting testimonies of eye-witnesses and to identify and document sites of mass murder of Jews, Roma and other victims in Nazi controlled Eastern Europe.

Ongoing Initiatives

Please click here for more information about the #LastSeen Project which focuses on searching for unknown pictures of Nazi deportations from the German Reich between 1938 and 1945. These photographs show the final moments in which deportees were forcibly removed from German society.

This project is led by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the accompanying launch event was co-sponsored by the Consortium of Higher Education Centers for Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies. 

Recorded Programs