Join us on April 4th at 5pm at BU Hillel (213 Bay State Road) for a lecture by award-winning author Dara Horn. Drawing on her research, Horn will share disturbing findings that undo our assumptions about the effects of teaching about the Holocaust, while pointing us toward different ways of approaching the Jewish past and present. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.

This hybrid event will take place in person at BU Hillel (213 Bay State Road) and will also be live-streamed on Zoom. Registration is required for both in-person and Zoom attendance. 

Register HERE.

This event is sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies in collaboration with the Leon and Alice F. Newton Family Lecture Fund, the Florence and Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University, and the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies.

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including the novels In the Image (Norton 2002), The World to Come (Norton 2006), All Other Nights (Norton 2009), A Guide for the Perplexed (Norton 2013), and Eternal Life (Norton 2018), and the essay collection People Love Dead Jews (Norton 2021). One of Granta magazine’s Best Young American Novelists, she is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and she was a finalist for the JW Wingate Prize, the Simpson Family Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s Best 25 Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, and The Jewish Review of Books, among many other publications, and she is a regular columnist for Tablet. Horn received her doctorate in Yiddish and Hebrew literature from Harvard University. She has taught courses in these subjects at Sarah Lawrence College and Yeshiva University, and has held the Gerald Weinstock Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies at Harvard. She has lectured for audiences in hundreds of venues throughout North America, Israel and Australia. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.