“To Capture the Fire:The Life and Works of Elie Wiesel” with Alan Rosen
Young Student Center - Mountain View Room, Young Student Center
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 · 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel has authored more than fifty books, in which he endeavors to counter the enveloping fire of the Holocaust with the visionary fire of the Jewish tradition. By surveying his career and reading from selected writings, we will explore his teaching on becoming a soul on fire. An excellent enrichment opportunity fo those who read or teach Elie Wiesel.
Alan Rosen lectures in Holocaust Literature at the International School for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem. He has taught at universities, colleges and yeshivot in Israel and the United States and given seminars on the Holocaust in many community settings. He is most recently the author of Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism and the Problem of English; the collaborator on a French edition of I Did Not Interview the Dead, by David Boder; and the editor of Approaches to Teaching Wiesel’s Night. He is a 2007-2008 research fellow of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, working on a book entitled “That Great Mournful Past: David Boder and the Ethnography of Holocaust Testimony.” He has also held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem; and the Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in Los Angeles, educated in Boston, he currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.
Registration fee includes lunch
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