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Alan Rosen "To Capture the Fire: The Life and Works of Elie Wiesel"

Alan RosenDate of Lecture: November 3, 2014

About the Speaker: Alan Rosen is a renowned scholar of Holocaust literature. He lectures at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. He is the author of The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder, published in 2010 and has edited a number of collections on reflecting on Elie Wiesel's life and work. He has held fellowships at the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah in Paris; the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and at Yad Vashem.

About the Lecture: Dr. Rosen, who studied under Elie Wiesel at Boston University, explores the transforming symbolism of fire in Wiesel's memoirs and other works, from the sinister flames of incinerating the bodies of Jews during the Holocaust, as described in Wiesel's first memoir "Night," to a representation of the sacred space that burns from within, the affirmation of his Hasidism in "Souls on Fire."

The lecture is supported by the Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

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