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Hope and Remembrance
Monday, January 27, 2020,8:30 am - 10:00 am EST
The Cross College Alliance cordially invites you to an intimate discussion with historian Debórah Dwork as part of the Butterflies of Hope and Remembrance Project. The Gulf Coast Hillel will host a light breakfast reception prior to the program. Dr. Dwork will explore the experiences of refugee Jews during remarks titled Refugees During the Nazi Years – and Today, and discuss how knowledge of the past helps us understand the plight of displaced persons today. Dr. Debórah Dwork is the inaugural Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. One of the first historians to record Holocaust survivors’ oral histories and to use their narratives as a scholarly source, Dwork explores the social and cultural history of the Holocaust. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the American Council of Learned Societies and served as the Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Butterflies of Hope and Remembrance Project is a year-long initiative to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. The educational program promotes Holocaust and genocide awareness as anti-Semitism is on the rise and the generation of Holocaust survivors fades into the twilight.