Perspectives on the Holocaust in the Postwar Era

Event Description:

Join us for an insightful talk on how and why American Jews in the decade or so after the end of WWII engaged with the memory of the Holocaust. Hasia Diner is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press). This event is offered in conjunction with "Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965," on view at NYU's Grey Art Gallery until April 1. The exhibition includes works by Boris Lurie, a survivor of Buchenwald who emigrated to New York and founded the March Group of artists, who employed art as tool for making polemical statements about the Holocaust and other issues.

Talk by Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, New York University

Co-sponsored by Grey Art Gallery.

Registration for this event is closed.