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Yom HaShoah Service
April 16 @ 11:00 am
Disruptions & Difficulties: Survivors’ Postwar Lives
Yom Hashoah Presentation by Debórah Dwork
Where and to whom did Holocaust survivors belong? Throughout the Nazi era, Jews preserved the hope that their families would be reunited. They presumed that when the Third Reich fell, the old structures and certainties would be restored. In her presentation, Holocaust historian Debórah Dwork traces the arc of survivors’ lives as they learned they had erred.
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Debórah Dwork is the Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at the Graduate Center—CUNY. Internationally renowned for her scholarship on Holocaust history, she is also a leading authority on university education in this field. As the inaugural Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, she changed the academic landscape, envisioning and actualizing doctoral training in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies.
It’s a special privilege to welcome Dr. Dwork to Jewish Center of the Hamptons. She was not just the advisor for my college senior and Masters theses, she is a longtime mentor, friend, and someone who has radically shaped my life for the better. I’m thrilled to be able to introduce her to our community in the Hamptons. —Rabbi Josh Franklin