The University will open today at 10 a.m. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Winterterm on-campus classes with start times prior to 10:30 a.m. will meet beginning at 10:30 a.m. while remaining on-campus and all online classes will meet at their scheduled times.
Richard Freund, the University's Maurice Greenberg professor of Jewish history and the director of the University's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, participated in “The Deportation of the Jews of Rhodes and Cos: 1944-2014-A Commemorative International Symposium on the Holocaust in the Aegean” held at the University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece, July 22-24 2014 and delivered a paper on the “In Our Own Voice” Holocaust Survivors’ Children and Grandchildren Testimonies project at the Greenberg Center. He also chaired a session, on July 23, on the deportation of the Jews of Rhodes on July 23, 1944.
In addition, he filmed six testimonies with children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors in Rhodes for our Greenberg Center project and filmed the sites prior to the start of the Greenberg Center's work on the ancient synagogue of Rhodes archaeology project in January 2015 in Rhodes.
Freund also delivered two lectures at the Hevreh of South Berkshires, in Great Barrington, Mass., on August 13, on his book, Digging through the Bible (Rowman &Littlefield, 2009) and in the evening on his book, Digging through History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012) followed by book signings.