The Chancellor’s Premier Lecture Series,  4th Annual Lectio Magistralis, presents, “The Holocaust: In the Crucible of Memory” with Dr. Marilyn J. Harran, Stern Chair in Holocaust Education and Professor of Religious Studies and History in Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Monday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

The Holocaust is often characterized as “unspeakable” and “indescribable.” Yet, silence threatens an even greater danger–forgetfulness, memory lost. And so, scholars, writers, and artists dare to speak about the Holocaust and seek to make memory present through prose and poetry, memorials and museums. In this talk, Dr. Marilyn Harran discusses the tension between experience and memory and considers why the Holocaust should matter to us today, exploring the possibilities for creating a dialogue of meaning within the crucible of memory.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Shannon Halverson at or 714.997.6565.

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