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Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age

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Synopsis: Prof. Shandler, Rutgers Univ.,will explore exceptional moments in video interviews with Holocaust survivors recorded for the Shoah Visual History Archive.
Start Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 7:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30 PM
Location: Douglass Student Center
Address: 100 George Street
Campus: Douglass
Room: Trayes Hall, 100 George Street
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free and open to the public.
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Shandler, Rutgers University
Sponsor: Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu
Contact Name: Bildner Center for the Stduy of Jewish Life
Contact Email: bildnercenter@sas.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-2033
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Drawing on an in-depth study of these interviews for his new book, he will present excerpts from videos in which survivors display injuries or religious articles that they received during the war. These moments both disrupt the recordings’ austere visual aesthetic and reveal the power of watching survivors relate their wartime experiences.


Professor Shandler’s book Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age will be available for purchase at the lecture.


Jeffrey Shandler, Professor of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, studies Jewish cultural encounters with modernity, examining a wide range of practices among diaspora Jews, primarily in North America and Eastern Europe from the late nineteenth century to the present. His work examines Jewish memory practices, especially the remembrance of the Holocaust and prewar Jewish life in Eastern Europe; Jewish cultural history, especially 20th-century media practices; Yiddish language, literature and culture; and the intellectual history of Jewish Studies, among other topics.


Please RSVP to RSVPBildner@sas.rutgers.edu, 848-932-2033, or on our event page. Website: BildnerCenter.rutgers.edu

Target Audience: General Public