Issues in Judaism Lecture Series: Writing About Other People's Memories: Passing on Holocaust Testimonies

In fall 2018 Issues in Judaism Lecture Series will explore The Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors. The first lecture Writing About Other People’s Memories: Passing on Holocaust Testimonies discusses postmemory, the transmission of memory and trauma from generation to generation. The children and grandchildren of survivors have a living connection to the memories that were passed on to them. Survivors’ memories become their memories, and to some degree they are held captive to the past. They are caught between absence and presence, between their elders’ pasts and the lives they are living. As the second, third, and fourth generations begin to dominate current publishing about the Holocaust memories transmitted to them, these issues are increasingly important and have individual, community, and cultural implications.

Speaker: Dr. Ellen G. Friedman, Professor of English and Holocaust and Genocide Studies  at The College of New Jersey and Author, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story


Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center in collaboration with Hofstra Hillel: The Center for Jewish Life on Campus.

Funding for these lectures has been provided in part by the Dorothy and Elmer Kirsch Endowment Fund for the Hofstra Cultural Center.


Date:  Monday, October 8, 2018

Time: 12:50 p.m.

LocationLowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Axinn Library, 10th Floor

Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit


Registration is required for this lecture due to limited seating. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.

Monday, October 08, 2018





Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
Axinn Library, 10th Floor
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 111549-1000


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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