American Jews in the Aftermath of the Holocaust Learning to Memorialize
August 5, 2016
You’re invited to a very special evening with Hasia Diner, author of
We Remember with Reverence
Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust –
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Fish Interfaith Center Chapel.
In the two decades from the end of World War II and the Holocaust, the Jews of the United States engaged in a mass, disorganized, and grassroots project which sought to memorialize the victims of the catastrophe. They did so because they believed that they had to, but also because they believed that the memorialization would aid them in a series of political and communal projects.
Hasia Diner is the Paul and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University. She is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration; The Jews of the United States: 1654-2000; Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way. A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an elected member of the American Academy of Jewish Research.
Join us for to hear Dr. Diner lecture. Admission is free (and after the lecture cookies and coffee will be available).
For more information, please contact the History Department at (714) 997-6641.
This event is co-sponsored by
The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
Department of History.