October 28, 2014 I 4 p.m.
Bush Conference Center I Beckman Hall I Room 404
Alan Rosen, Ph.D.
Author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder
On the face of it, the miraculous would seem to have no place in Holocaust testimony or in the Holocaust in general. Yet, for some witnesses, recounting the miraculous is of equal importance with remembering the horror they experienced. In this lecture, renowned Holocaust scholar Alan Rosen examines how the celebration of miracles co-exists in survivor testimony with the description of suffering and loss, creating a more nuanced understanding of what victims of the Holocaust experienced and why they felt a deep spiritual obligation to testify.
Admission is free.