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Welcome to the web site of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon. The Program was established in 1998 as the result of a generous gift from the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation of Portland.

The interdisciplinary Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum in the history, religion, and civilization of the Jewish people, and offers two years of instruction in Hebrew language and literature. The program offers a Judaic Studies Major leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree and a Judaic Studies Minor. At this time there are no graduate programs offered through the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies also offers public lectures, brown bag seminars, and other events of campus wide and community interest.

Find out more about Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon by exploring this web site or feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Deborah A. Green, with your individual questions.



Maxime Silverman

“Rethinking Memory, Culture and Extreme Violence: The Holocaust and Colonialism in Fiction and Film” Maxime Silverman

Thursday, April 9, 2015

125 McKenzie Hall


Silverman is Professor of Modern French Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Maxime Silverman specializes in post-Holocaust cultures in France, in colonial and postcolonial theories and cultures, as well as in questions of trauma, memory, race and violence as they reverberate in literature and film. He is one of very few scholars working to align Jewish and post-Colonial studies in French and to seek to understand how their attitudes toward “Frenchness” are aligned. While questions