Monday, March 11, 2024

Meet Aresty Visiting Scholar Justin Cammy



Jerome and Lorraine Aresty Visiting Scholar, Spring 2024


We are delighted to introduce Justin Cammy, professor and chair of world literatures and Jewish studies at Smith College. A specialist in Yiddish literature and the cultural history of Jewish Eastern Europe, his recent publications include a critical edition and translation of Abraham Sutzkever’s From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg, which won the Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the Modern Language Association.


At Rutgers, Professor Cammy has been actively involved in campus life, meeting with students and participating in faculty seminars. At the Bildner Center's recent symposium, "Black Americans, Jewish Americans: Historical Intersections, Collisions, and Passings," he chaired a panel on literary representations and responses to European antisemitism and White America and was a respondent for a panel on African Americans and Jews navigating a White Christian world. He also gave a guest lecture on the poet and partisan Abraham Sutzkever for an interdisciplinary honors seminar on the history of Eastern Europe, "Between Nazism and Communism." This month, he will teach a professional development mini-course for educators about Theresienstadt.  



The Herbert and Leonard Littman Families

Holocaust Resource Center

Theresienstadt Reconsidered

Free Mini-Course for Middle and High School Teachers


Tuesdays, March 12, 19, and 26


Professor Justin Cammy will explore cultural life and resistance at Theresienstadt, a camp used as a German propaganda tool. Art, music, and artifacts will be presented in teaching about this important Holocaust site.


Continuing education credits, educational materials, and dinner included


Learn more here.



Children's artwork from Theresienstadt