Jewish Religious Life and Practice During and After the Holocaust
Date of Lecture: November 1, 2017
About the Speaker: Alan Rosen, Kraft-Hiatt Scholar-in-Residence, is a rabbi, a scholar of Holocaust literature, and a lecturer at Yad Vashem. His books include "The Wonder of their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder," "Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism, and the Problem of English" and "Dislocating the End: Climax, Closure, and the Invention of Genre." A completed a book, to be published this year, on Holocaust-era calendars.
About the Talk: Rosen reviews the normal life and practice of a religious Jew and shares testimony of how Holocaust survivors pursued their spiritual life with an even greater tenacity during times of crisis and sorrow. His visit to Holy Cross was supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Program for Jewish-Christian Understanding.