Distinguished Research Scholar Debórah Dwork will present the third annual Dr. Yaffa Eliach Memorial Lecture, on The World of Auschwitz. Dwork is the visionary Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Pathbreaking in her early oral recording of Holocaust survivors, Dwork weaves their narratives into the history she writes. Among her award-winning books, Auschwitz (co-authored with Robert Jan van Pelt) drew the critically important connection between industrial killing and a society that believed it was involved in constructive activity.
Family members of Dr. Eliach’s will also speak about her pioneering research and her singular life. Dr. Eliach’s trailblazing Center for Holocaust Studies, Documentation and Research merged with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in 1990.
Free; advance registration recommended