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Generation to Generation: The Evolution of Memorialization

September 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am

11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

Stephen Smith, Finci Viterbi Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation, speaks on a panel exploring the nature and history of Holocaust museums and memorials, and how issues of cultural identity, responsibility to community, and individual and national response to genocide are reflected in and impacted by museums’ artifacts and memorials.

The panel is part of a series presented by the Pittsburgh-based Classrooms Without Borders, in coordination with Tali Nates, founder and director of the Johannesburg Genocide & Holocaust Centre, and in partnership with USC Shoah Foundation, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Liberation 75 and The Philip Chosky Charitable and Educational Foundation.

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Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish studies and director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

Tali Nates, Founder and director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and chair of the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation.

Stephen D. Smith, Finci Viterbi Executive Director of the USC Shoah Foundation and UNESCO chair on genocide education.

James E. Young, Professor emeritus of English and Judaic & Near Eastern studies and founding director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.


Start: September 23, 2021 / 11:00 AM