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The Future of Holocaust Commemoration: Living Memory

Monday, April 23

Community History Parkway District

Shoah is a Hebrew term that has come to describe the Holocaust. While this tragedy has been a defining moment of our history, the most meaningful and appropriate ways to remember and commemorate the Shoah are less certain. Join Temple University Professor, Dr. Laura Levitt, as she discusses how cultures currently observe the Shoah, and how this may evolve in the coming years.

Dr. Levitt is Professor of Religion, Jewish Studies and Gender at Temple University. She has authored or co-authored several books about the enduring effects of the Holocaust, as well as issues that highlight gender and Judaism. She is just completing a book tentatively titled, Tainted Objects: Holocaust Evidence and Criminal Archives, which depicts trauma and loss, discussing how material artifacts can make these painful legacies manifest.

Any questions, please feel free to contact the Social Science and History Department at 215-686-5396 or email us at

This program is free and open to the public and will be held in Room 108. 

Advanced registration through Eventbrite is recommended.

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Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322 phone

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