Friday, November 4, 2011

holocaust speaker at alfred university

Marianne Hirsch of Columbia University will deliver the second annual Leonard and Saradona Lefkowitz Lecture in Jewish Studies at Alfred University at 5:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Nevins Theatre, Powell Campus Center. A reception will follow the program which is open to the public free of charge.

Hirsch’s talk, titled "Fantasies of Return: Memory and Postmemory After the Holocaust," will explore memories of the vibrant Jewish community of Czernowitz, Ukraine, which, though vanishing after World War II, left an inspired legacy in Jewish literature, culture, and memory.