31 2022

J-Academy lecture with Ryan Heyden

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

J-Academy: Hamilton Jewish Federation and JCC’s Jewish Studies Lecture Series on Zoom
February – April 2022
featuring  Ryan Heyden speaking on the topic Humanizing Remembrance: The Memory of the Holocaust and the Stumbling Block Project in Europe and beyond

 Ryan Heyden ( is a senior PhD Candidate in the Department of History at McMaster University. Specializing in modern European history, Ryan’s research concentrates on the history of twentieth-century Germany, with sub-focuses in the history of humanitarianism and memory studies. Ryan’s dissertation is on the German Red Cross and humanitarianism after World War Two in divided Germany. In addition to this primary research, he has also examined re-unified Germany’s reconciliation of Nazism’s legacies and the Holocaust, a project which culminated with his 2020 publication in German Studies Review on the Stumbling Blocks (Stolpersteine) Project. Ryan has held several Canadian and international research fellowships, including a doctoral research grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellowship with the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Free University of Berlin. During Summer 2021, Ryan completed the Summer Institute of the Holocaust Education Foundation at Northwestern University.