Starting October 6, with a screening of "The Gatekeepers" (2012) and ending, November 3, with a lecture by Arab-Israeli star-author Sayed Kashua, our focus this coming month is very much on the Middle East. Our series of events also includes a Middle East Feast prepared by Mira Angrist (MLCL) in conjunction with the new MENA program, and a lecture by Amichai Ayalon on "Security and Democracy Today: An Israeli Perspective."
A Story of the Deaf Holocaust
Little information is known about deaf Jewish life in Germany and Eastern Europe during the 1940′s and the Holocaust. Students joined Ph.D candidate Mark Zaurov (University of Hamburg) as he spoke on his research and findings of deaf Jewish life in WWII Germany. The event was co-sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the Deaf Studies Program in the School of Education here at Boston University. Professor Michael Grodin of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights and Family Medicine & Psychiatry responded to Mark Zaurov’s proposal of a deaf Holocaust memorial.
The event was held on Monday, April 2nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In Hillel House (213 Bay State Road).