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Kraft-Hiatt Scholar-in-Residence

Alan Rosen

Alan RosenThrough the Kraft-Hiatt Fund, the College of the Holy Cross has been fortunate to host Dr. Alan Rosen, scholar of Holocaust literature, for public lectures and class visits over several years. Rosen is a lecturer at Yad Vashem, and has held fellowships at the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah in Paris and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Rosen earned his Ph.D. in literature and religion at Boston University where he studied under the supervision of renowned Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel. He has taught Holocaust literature at colleges and universities in Israel and the United States.

He is author of "The Wonder of their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder" (Oxford University Press, 2010), "Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism, and the Problem of English" (University of Nebraska Press, 2005) and "Dislocating the End: Climax, Closure, and the Invention of Genre" (Peter Lang, Inc., 2001), and is editor of a number of collections reflecting on Elie Wiesel's work.

Upcoming Lectures

Tuesday, October 30, 4:30 p.m., Rehm Library
Holocaust Witness — In this talk, Alan Rosen will explicitly address the evil of the Holocaust and consider broader questions of how we talk or think about this.

Past Lectures

November 1, 2017
Out of the Depths: Jewish Religious Life and Practice During and After the Holocaust — Explore the complex and difficult path for religious Jews to find meaning during and after the Holocaust.
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November 3, 2014
To Capture the Fire: The Life and Works of Elie Wiesel
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February 28, 2012
"The Words, Too, Will Nourish": Poetry and Resistance
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March 2, 2011
Killing Time, Saving Time: Defying the Holocaust by Counting the Days
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February 13, 2008
Broken Homes, Broken Hearts: The Holocaust and its Languages