Dr. Samuel Kassow, the Charles Northam Professor at Trinity College, will deliver the second annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture on the Holocaust at Manhattan College on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium. The event, presented by the Holocaust Resource Center, is free and open to the public.
Kassow will deliver the lecture Between History and Catastrophe: Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw Ghetto. He is the author of four books, including the award-winning Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Oynet Shabes Archive (2007) and The Distinctive Life of East European Jewry (2004). A public intellectual whose efforts have contributed to the preservation of Jewish culture both in Europe and the United States, Kassow’s many scholarly articles have appeared in Polish, Russian and German, as well as in English.
The lecture coincides with the opening of Remembrance: A Daughter’s Reflections, an exhibit of paintings by artist Marilyn Honigman that will be displayed in the Alumni Room of O’Malley Library from Nov. 16-Dec. 18. Inspired by photos that an American solider gave to her father after he was liberated from Dachau, Honigman’s works are a visual representation of the Holocaust.
The Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture on the Holocaust is a lecture series named in honor of Frederick M. Schweitzer, professor emeritus of history, who was the instrumental voice behind the launch of Manhattan College’s Holocaust Resource Center in 1996 and served as its director until 2007. Schweitzer has been a member of the College community for nearly half a century.
For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Jeff Horn, associate professor of history and director of the Holocaust Resource Center at Manhattan College, at (718) 862-7129 or firstname.lastname@example.org