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In a commitment to affirm how important Holocaust education, memory, and remembrance are, and in understanding that people struggle to find relevant, engaging content and community in isolation, the Neuberger is here for you with our @ Home Series.
Since April, we have presented a variety of digital programs designed to stimulate and inspire. From movie screenings to our Anne Frank Community Reading Project, along with special guest speakers and learning sessions, there's something for everyone with the Neuberger @ Home.
You can access recordings of these webinars and online programs on the below page. Thank you for tuning in!
Inglourious Basterds | Introduction
When Inglourious Basterds was released in 2009, reactions were mixed. Some hailed the bold cinematic intervention into Holocaust and WW2 memory, while others denounced the film's trivialization of history. Ten years later, how has the movie aged? What can it tell us about popular memory and representation? The Neuberger was joined by film critic and writer John Semley as we introduced Quentin Tarantino's notorious revenge story.
I Want You to Know We're Still Here |
Watch the Neuberger and the Virtual J, in discussion with Esther Safron Foer about her newly published book, I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir (2020). In conversation with her son, writer Franklin Foer, we will explore this beautifully written account of a relentless journey to the genealogical — indeed geographic — core of family trauma to uncover mysteries buried in the mass graves of an old-world shtetl. The memoir concludes with a new-world birth — a grandson who carries Foer family history in his name and soul — symbolizing the promise of the next generation. In uncovering the past, Foer demonstrates how memory can, therapeutically, fill an aching absence.
Through the Anne Frank Community Reading Project, Dr. Carson Phillips and Daniel Panneton unpack the creation, content, legacy, and meaning of arguably the most famous source to come from the Holocaust. The hosts consider a range of subjects, including the nature of diaries as personal objects and historical artefacts, the ethics of editing, adapting, and marketing Anne Frank's diary, the nature of tourism surrounding the Frank family, and reading the diary during a time of isolation means. Each week is augmented with guiding questions and selected additional readings for reading project participants seeking further engagement with this timeless source.
How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors are Experiencing the Current Pandemic
In May, renowned clinical psychologist and expert on trauma Dr. Irit Felsen presented a webinar for the Neuberger's Dialogue for Descendants community exploring the experiences of descendants of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic.