Trauma and Testimony in an Oversharing Society

Date: Dec 07, 2020 - Dec 07, 2020

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Living a Life of Meaning

Trauma and Testimony in an Oversharing Society

Monday, December 7, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

The pandemic has forced us to live much of our lives online. But what happens when experiences that used to be private and intimate are exposed to the glare of public scrutiny? How is the impact of experience changed by retelling it, and does sharing our experiences make them more meaningful?  

Join us for a discussion of how refugees from war-torn Europe were recast as “Holocaust survivors” and how trauma morphs when repackaged for broader consumption. The session will include pioneering early audio and film recordings of survivors as young people in the 1940s and 50s. 

With Dr. Edna Friedberg, JTS Fellow and historian at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register.

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