Writing About Other People's Memories
September 27, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Kuykendall 410
The children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors have a living connection to the memories that were passed on to them. Survivorsâ€™ memories become our memories, and to some degree, they hold us captive to the past just as we choose how to push them forward into the future. As generations subsequent to the Holocaust generation begin to dominate current publishing about this era, these issues are increasingly important and have individual, community, and cultural implications.
The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Ellen G. Friedman was born in Kyrgyzstan. Her most recent book is a literary memoir about her family during WWII entitled The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story that has just been released. Professor of English and Holocaust Studies at The College of New Jersey, she has published seven books, including Morality USA, Breaking the Sequence: Womenâ€™s Experimental Fiction, and Joyce Carol Oates, as well as many articles in a range of scholarly and popular journals. She inaugurated the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at her college and is a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Fortunoff Video Archives of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.
This event is supported by the UH Fund for the Promotion of Jewish Life and Studies and the Department of English, with special help from the Composition and Rhetoric & ILP Programs.
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