Holding on through Letters: Jewish Families during the Holocaust
Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture 2021 - in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism
Jewish families in Nazi Europe tried to hold onto each other through letters. But wartime conditions applied. Letters were censored, and could not be sent between countries at war with each other. How to keep in contact? And, once contact was established, what to say—and about what to remain silent? In her presentation, Debórah Dwork will trace how letters became threads stitching loved ones into each other’s constantly changing daily lives.
This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.
Debórah Dwork is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center, The City University of New York.