Regents’ Professor and CCS Professor in the Comparative Study of Religions Dr. Björn Krondorfer will lead the Arizona Jewish Historical Society virtual seminar German Family History and “Ordinary” Antisemitism on Oct. 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MST (Arizona). The question of “ordinary antisemitism” will be explored through a personal story about the effects of the Holocaust and war memories in German society after 1945, especially as they are passed on generationally. Dr. Krondorfer’s parents were 18 years old when the war ended. His father was drafted into the German army at age 16 and ended up in the near vicinity of a Jewish slave labor camp in Poland; his mother escaped from the advancing Soviet Army. The talk concludes with remarks on the value of dialogical engagement between the communities affected by historical trauma due to state-sponsored violent ideologies.