The Jew-Zone (1939-1943) and the Making of Holocaust Literature – Public Lecture – David Roskies

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Date(s) - 09/08/2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Caulfield Campus, H116, Monash University


Speech, Story and Writing Catastrophe: The DNA of Jewish Memory
 A 3- Part Lecture Series by Professor David Roskies
ACJC 2016 Kronhill Visiting Scholar

Tuesday 9 August, 7.30pm
H1.16, Ground Floor, Building H
Monash Caulfield Campus

The Jew-Zone (1939-1943) and the Making of Holocaust Literature

How wartime writing from the ghettos, camps and places of hiding, which has been neglected for so many years, laid the groundwork for the vast body of Holocaust literature that was still to come.

Holocaust LiteratureDavid G. Roskies is the Sol and Evelyn Henkind Chair in Yiddish Literature and Culture and professor of Jewish Literature at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He also serves as the Naomi Prawer Kadar Visiting Professor of Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Roskies was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.

Dr. Roskies is a cultural historian of eastern European Jewry. A prolific author, editor, and scholar, he has published nine books and received numerous awards. A native of Montreal, Canada, and a product of its Yiddish secular schools, Dr. Roskies was educated at Brandeis University, where he received his doctorate in 1975. He is ACJC 2016 Kronhill Visiting Scholar.

Admission Free; No prior bookings