February 28, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

By Natalia Otten, Communications Intern

Dr. Robert Ventresca has been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Ethics, Religion and the Holocaust Committee for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ventresca is an Associate Professor in the History Department at King’s. He is a King’s graduate (’93) and has been on faculty since 2000. His research and teaching explore the role of religion in European fascism, as well as religious involvement in the Holocaust with a special focus on the Catholic Church. Professor Ventresca was also a founding member and inaugural Co-Chair of the former Center for Catholic-Jewish Learning at King’s. He has also been named a member of The Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Council sanctions Holocaust educational programs throughout the country. It focuses on both the religious and secular aspects of study in order reach the interest of the community. Due to the special interest in the Holocaust, a committee was established to engage various religious organizations in education on ethics, religion and the Holocaust.

The committee is comprised of scholars, professors and other professionals from academic institutions, faith groups and religious organizations. The committee focuses on ethical and philosophical issues raised by individuals and groups about the Holocaust and contemporary manifestations of anti-Semitism. The focus on the involvement of Christians, Christian institutions and non-Jewish victims are displayed in the education programs at the museum, as wells as in exhibitions.

To find out more information on the Committee, please click here

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