Student Open House

  • Starts: 11:00 am on Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Ends: 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019
Please mark your calendars for a Student Open House on Thursday, September 5 from 11am-5pm. Come visit one of the most beautiful and historic buildings on campus and meet and greet students and faculty members involved with Jewish Studies and Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Snacks and beverages will be served!

That evening, from 5:30-7pm, join us for a pizza dinner and a faculty-led discussion “What’s the Harm in Holocaust Fiction?” about whether it is okay to fictionalize the accounts of Holocaust survivors. We will specifically consider Heather Morris’s bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2018).

Professor of French Jennifer Casenave (CAS Romance Studies) will be on hand to consider what it means that access to Holocaust memory is receding as adult survivors are passing away and those still alive were often too young to remember much. What is the role of the imagination in keeping the memory of the past alive?

Please be aware: our historic building is not fully accessible, although it is equipped with a ramp entrance and small elevator. For accessibility questions and needs, please email or call 617-353-8096.

Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies 147 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02115

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