Writing About Other People's Memories by Ellen G. Friedman
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. Survivors' 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. This talk discusses the writer's grappling with these issues in the context of current publishing about the Holocaust era.
Ellen G. Friedman's most recent book is a literary memoir about her family during WWII entitled The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story. She inaugurated the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at The College of New Jersey and is a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Fortunoff Video Archives of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.
Center for Biographical Research, English, UH Fund for the Promotion of Jewish Life and Studies, Mānoa Campus
Daphne Desser, (808) 956-7619, email@example.com