Eva Hoffman - "AFTER GREAT WRONGS: Thinking about the Legacy of the Holocaust Today"

WhenOctober 03, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WhereSocial Science Research, Tea Room
Contact InformationChicago Center for Jewish Studies
DescriptionAward-winning writer Eva Hoffman will deliver the Leo and Sarah (Bunny) Horvitz Memorial Lecture, speaking about the pre-Holocaust past, especially with respect to Jewish life in Poland, and the post-Holocaust present, including themes ranging from terror attacks in Europe to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Dr. Hoffman is the author of many books, including Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language (1989), "Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews" (1997), "Time: Big Ideas, Small Books" (2009), and most recently "How To Be Bored" (2017). The event is co-sponsored by the Center for East-European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Program in Creative Writing. A reception will follow.
CategoriesConferences/Lectures, Lectures
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