The ninth annual Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education, “Women and the Holocaust,” will take place Oct. 17-19 at Pacific Lutheran University. In preparation for this event, Beth A. Griech- Polelle and Samuel Torvend — the Kurt Mayer chair of Holocaust studies and chair of Lutheran studies, respectively — discussed PLU’s approach to Holocaust and genocide studies and how the university talks about Martin Luther’s anti-Semitism. Here is a podcast of that conversation.
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PLU professors Samuel Torvend and Beth Griech-Polelle discuss Martin Luther’s anti-Semitism, Lutheran higher education and PLU’s upcoming Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education. Torvend, Ph.D., serves as a professor of religion and is the university chair in Lutheran studies at PLU. Griech-Polelle, Ph.D., is associate professor of history and the Kurt Mayer chair in Holocaust studies.