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The Holocaust is often characterized as “unspeakable” and “indescribable.” Yet, silence threatens an even greater danger—forgetfulness, memory loss. And so, scholars, writers, and artists dare to speak about the Holocaust and seek to make memory present through prose and poetry, memorials and museums. In this talk, Dr. Marilyn Harran discusses the tension between experience and memory and considers why the Holocaust should matter to us today, exploring the possibilities for creating a dialogue of meaning within the crucible of memory.

Marilyn Harran, Ph.D., is the Stern Chair in Holocaust Education at Chapman University, professor of religious studies, and director of Chapman’s Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education and Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library.

The Lectio Magistralis, the chancellor’s premier lecture series, is an annual interdisciplinary event exploring a topic of interest to campus and public communities.

For More Information:
Phone: (714) 997-6565
Email: shalvers@chapman.edu
Web: Chapman.edu

View the Jul/Aug 2011 “Building Character” article on Marilyn Harran

Press release provided by Chapman University on Sep 19, 2011


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