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Holocaust Diaries: An Intimate View into History

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, February 12th
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Jewish Museum Milwaukee


dsc0801-version-2The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the best-known books of the Holocaust, but Anne Frank was not alone in keeping a diary. Autobiographical writing was the most common form of writing during the Holocaust, as Jews gave expression to their experiences. Some intentionally left documentary evidence of what was happening to the community, while others focused on personal feelings and experiences.

Join Rachel Baum, Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to explore the importance of Holocaust diaries, which not only reveal important truths about lived experiences of the Shoah, but often show the efforts of their authors to maintain a sense of identity in the most traumatic of times.

Walk-ins Welcome
Museum Members $6 | Nonmembers $8

About Rachel N. Baum
Rachel N. Baum is Deputy Director of the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches courses on the Holocaust and Jewish culture. She is co-Director of the Weinstein Holocaust Symposium, an international group of Holocaust scholars that meets biennially at Wroxton College in England. 

Offered in connection with The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, January 24 – May 17, 2020.

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