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Communal Memory, Communal Responsibility: Holocaust Education in a Post-Survivor Generation

Monday, August 8, 2022 11 Av 5782

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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This generation will likely be the last to hear the stories of Holocaust survivors directly from the survivors themselves. In this panel discussion, author Dr. Samantha Vinoker-Meinrath will join second and third generation survivors and Facing History staff as we explore the future of Holocaust education in light of this reality. In his 2018 book Witness, Dr. Ariel Burger writes that Professor Elie Wiesel was known to quote a Hasidic saying: “Forgetfulness leads to exile, memory to redemption.” What is the legacy of memory left for us by survivors and what does it mean to bear witness to those memories? What lessons can we learn from their experiences in the Holocaust, and what tools do we have to ensure that those lessons are not lost?

Join our conversation, as we unpack these questions and others, and grapple with the future of Holocaust education.

Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath

Dr. Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath is the Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas and Learning at the Jewish Education Project. Samantha is an alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Gratz College, and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program. She is the author of #antisemitism: Coming of Age During the Resurgence of Hate.

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