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The Holocaust and Public Memory in the US and Germany: A Conversation with Daniel Greene

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
DePaul Student Center, Room 120, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

How do societies remember, and come to terms with, their pasts? What is public memory, and how can it both obscure and illuminate historical reality? How do we reckon publicly with violent and repressive histories?

Join Professors Anna Souchuk (Modern Languages) and Matthew Girson (The Art School and DePaul Humanities Center) for a dynamic discussion of these questions with Dr. Daniel Greene, president of Chicago’s Newberry Library and historical contributor to Ken Burns’ new documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust. Dr. Greene will reflect on his work advising on the documentary and curating the exhibition for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, that inspired the film.

DePaul faculty, staff, and students may access and view the documentary through DePaul’s library. Get started here: Episode One, “The Golden Door”.

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