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Why Do We Continue to Read Holocaust Journals? The Case of Helene Berr
Start Date: 3/12/2013Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 3/12/2013End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description
Helene Berr was a student of English at the Sorbonne, in Paris, when the Nazis invaded France. In 1942, at age 20, she began writing a journal describing a world that brutally ostracized her for being a Jew. She wrote in her journal every day until March 1944 when she was deported to Auschwitz. Berr died in Bergen-Belsen in 1945, just days before the camp was liberated. Her journal surfaced seven years ago and instantly became a “classic” in France, both for the beauty of the language and for the rare view of how French Jews perceived persecution during the German occupation.
Dr. Rosengarten will consider Berr’s life and journal, and the exhibition that has been built around them, in the context of contemporary Holocaust representation. He will attempt to answer the question: why do we continue to read Holocaust journals?
Location Information:
Main Campus - Addlestone Library  (View Map)
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 953-5530
Room: Room 227
Contact Information:
Name: Jewish Studies
Phone: 843-953-4930
Email: swickmn@cofc.edu

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