The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies at FGCU increases knowledge and understanding about the Holocaust and other genocides, as well as strengthening the democratic institutions that can confront genocide and other threats to human rights, such as intolerance, antisemitism, racism and ignorance.
NEW ZEALAND ATTACK
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies condemns in the strongest possible manner the heinous attacks that took place on Friday, March 15, 2019, on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, carried out by a self-described White Nationalist, Australian citizen Brenton Tarrant.
That same morning, at a conference held under the auspices of the FGCU Philosophy program entitled “Freedom, Speech, and Society,” Center Director Dr. Paul Bartrop relayed the words of the New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who stated that “Many of the victims may be immigrants, and may even be refugees. They have chosen to make New Zealand their home, and it is their home. They are us.”
Dr. Bartrop then delivered an address discussing the process by which perpetrators of evil deeds divide societies according to who is to be excluded as the “Other” – those who are not “us.” He also dedicated his address “to my New Zealand brothers and sisters who were murdered today while standing before God in prayer.”
Lest we forget.
The Center seeks to provide educational opportunities within the university, the wider community, and in partnership with educational and other organizations throughout the State of Florida, the United States, and internationally.
Dr. Paul Bartrop
Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Professor of History, FGCU
Phone: (239) 590-7239
Office: LIB 332
Jessica Evers, MA
Associate Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Academic Advisor, FGCU
Phone: (239) 745-4404
Administrative Specialist, Department of Social Sciences
Phone: (239) 590-7417
Office: MH 153A