Veranstaltungen

10. April 2012 , 19:00 Uhr - 20:30 Uhr
Vortrag

18TH JOSEPH AND REBECCA MEYERHOFF ANNUAL LECTURE

Programm:

18TH JOSEPH AND REBECCA MEYERHOFF ANNUAL LECTURE

From Berlin to Ground Zero: The Construction of a Memorial Vernacular

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7–8:30 P.M.

Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater

 

 

 

THE JOSEPH AND REBECCA MEYERHOFF ANNUAL LECTURE honors excellence in research on the Holocaust and fosters dissemination of important, new Holocaust scholarship. Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff of Baltimore, Maryland, were active philanthropists in the United States and abroad, focusing especially on Jewish learning and scholarship, music, the arts, and humanitarian causes. Their children, Eleanor Katz and Harvey M. Meyerhoff, member and Chairman Emeritus, United States Holocaust Memorial Council, have endowed this lecture.

JAMES E. YOUNG is distinguished university professor in English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and founding director of the university’s Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. Professor Young is the author of numerous articles, reviews, and books, including At Memory’s Edge: After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture (2000); The Texture of Memory (1993), which won the National Jewish Book Award; and Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (1988), which won a Choice Outstanding Book Award. He was appointed by the Berlin Senate in 1997 to the five-member Findungskommission for Germany’s national “Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe,” dedicated in 2005. He is currently completing an insider’s account of the World Trade Center memorial process, based on his experience on the jury for the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, titled The Stages of Memory at Ground Zero: A Juror’s Report on the World Trade Center Memorial Process. He will discuss how contemporary memorialization of tragic events has been influenced by Holocaust memorials.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Reservations are requested. RSVP online at ushmm.org/events/meyerhoff2012.

Ort:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Veranstalter:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum