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“Public Health in Nazi Ghettos”: A Lecture by Helene Sinnreich

This talk explores the survival in Nazi ghettos through public health interventions. Food supply, public baths, delousing measures, quarantines and other measures were utilized by Jews during the Holocaust to protect public health in the crowded conditions of Nazi ghettos. Dr. Sinnreich will discuss her research as well as some of the ways she incorporates undergraduate research assistants in this work.  

About the Speaker: Helene Sinnreich is a scholar of Jewish experience during the Holocaust and European Jewry.  Dr. Sinnreich serves as the co-editor-in-chief of the academic journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Oxford University Press).  Dr. Sinnreich obtained her Ph.D. and MA from Brandeis University and her BA from Smith College.  She has served as a fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. in 2007 and at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem in 2009.  

This event is part of One Health + Humanities Days, a three-day series of events showcasing the Critical role that arts and humanities play in understanding and exploring sustainability and global wellbeing, including human, animal, plan, and environmental health. Events will take place October 25-27, 2023, on and around the UT Knoxville campus.

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Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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