BC Holocaust Conference
Hitler’s Mein Kampf: Prelude to the Holocaust
A Yom HaShoah Commemoration
April 25-26, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Opening: Conference Co-Organizer Prof. John J. Michalczyk
Welcome: On behalf of the University : Vice Provost for Faculties Billy Soo
Chair: Susan A. Michalczyk (Boston College)
Michael Bryant: “Intimations of Genocide in Mein Kampf”
Karla Schoenbeck: ”Focus Landsberg: A Bavarian Town and Its History Tied to Hitler”
Wolfgang Hauck: Exhibit—From Vilnius to Landsberg
Friday, April 26, 2019
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Consul General (tent)
Magnus Brechtken: "Mein Kampf -: The Critical Edition in Historical Perspective:"
Othmar Plöckinger: "Mein Kampf: Part of the Right-winged German Post-war Literature"
Chair: Michael Bryant
David Crowe:”Mein Kampf and the Evolution of the Nazi Concept of Jewish Bolshevism”
Melanie Murphy: “Marxism: Enemy of the People”
Richard A. Koenigsberg: “Hitler as the Robert Koch of Germany”
Chair: Donald Fishman (Boston College)
Martin Menke: “Traces of Catholicism in Mein Kampf”
James Bernauer, SJ: “Jesuits, Jews and Holocaust Remembrance”
Nathan Stoltzfus: “Political Violence in Mein Kampf: Hitler’s Tactics for Gaining and Exercising Power”
Chair: Sabine von Mering (Brandeis University)
Ralf Gawlick: “Art and Its Perversion”
Paul Bookbinder: “The Nature of ‘The People/Volk’ and Qualities of a Leader to Help Create the Holocaust.”
Tetyana Kloubert: “Holocaust Education and (Early) Signs of the Erosion of Democracy”
CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY FOR YOM HASHOA
Boston College Hillel
German Exhibit: “The Holocaust from Vilnius to Landsberg”
Book Exhibit: Sponsored by the Library of Social Science
SPONSORS: Bryant University, Center for German and European Studies (Brandeis University),Institute for the Liberal Arts, Center for Human Rights and International Justice, BC Law School /Holocaust Project, Jewish Studies Program, Film Studies Program, Woods College of Advancing Studies, Jacques Salmanowitz Program, German Studies Department, Office of International Programs, Music Department, Winston Center, Scituate Rotary Club, Faith, Peace and Justice Program, BC Hillel, Art, Art History and Film Department, Library of Social Science, Woods College of Advancing Studies, Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, International Studies
Getting to Campus by Car
From points north and south
Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24. Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.
From points west
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.
From downtown Boston
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1.5 miles to Boston College.
Parking on Campus and GPS Navigation
Despite our name, Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts. Our campus is approximately six miles west of downtown Boston. Therefore, it is important that you put the correct town and/or zip code when you are entering our address into GPS navigation or Google Maps.
Once you have parked, please remember to take your parking ticket with you so that a member of our staff can validate your parking ticket.
Undergraduate Admission visitors should park in either the Commonwealth Avenue Garage or the Beacon Street Garage, above level three, unless otherwise instructed by a gate attendant.
Once parked, exit the parking garage towards campus. Take a left on Campanella Way towards Middle Campus (Alumni Stadium will be on your left). Climb the Higgins Stairs and the Office of Undergraduate Admission will be at the top in Devlin Hall. It is approximately a 5-8 minute walk once outside the parking garage. Map it
For the Commonwealth Avenue Garage
Use 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Use the intersection of St. Thomas More Road and Commonwealth Avenue. From St. Thomas More Road, take a right onto Campanella Way to the Commonwealth Avenue Garage. Map it
Once parked, take the elevator to the 7th floor of the parking garage. Take a left off the top of floor of the garage onto Middle Campus. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will be located across O’Neill Plaza in Devlin Hall. It is approximately a two minute walk from the top floor of the parking garage. Map it
Getting to Campus Using Public Transportation
The Massachusetts Bay Transit System (MBTA), called the T, is trolley system that travels above and below ground. The different lines of the T are color-coded. Boston College is located at the end of the "B" line branch of the T's Green Line. One-way fares are $2.75 and travel time from downtown Boston outbound to Boston College is approximately 45 minutes. Once you exit the T at Boston College, cross to the other side of the street (Commonwealth Avenue) and walk up the hill to the right to the Main Gate. Enter campus at Main Gate and walk down Linden Lane. Gasson Hall (the building with the tower) is located directly at the end of Linden Lane. Walk to the left of Gasson Hall and the Office of Undergraduate will be straight ahead in Devlin Hall. Map it
From Logan Airport
Take the SL1 (silver line bus) to South Station. Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
*Travel time will vary depending on time of day. A taxi is generally the fastest way to get to campus.*
From South Station
Take the Red Line of the T towards Alewife inbound to Park Street. Take the "B" Boston College Line of the Green Line outbound to Boston College. Boston College will be the last stop on this line. Estimated travel time: 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, approximately 6 miles west of downtown Boston. There are many accommodation options in the area and we have listed a variety of these options below. You may also look at air bnb options. While our office does our best to keep this list current, we strongly recommend that visitors consult with each hotel regarding rates and discounts. We also suggest the use of mapping services, such as Google Maps, to get a better understanding of hotel locations.
Some of the hotels near Boston College will offer discounts to Boston College visitors. These rates may change throughout the year. We recommend asking about discounts when making your reservation.
Disclaimer: This webpage is meant to provide a service to our visitors. We make no claims about the quality of facilities or services at these or any other hotels.