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Special Event - “The Light Inside the Dark: Witnessing in Empathy at Auschwitz”

Mason Library
Wednesday, · -

Event Description: During the pandemic, Dr. Len Fleischer was part of an international group that focused virtually on “The Legacy of the Holocaust for Germans and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians.” The child of Holocaust survivors, he joined other children and grandchildren of survivors and perpetrators in focusing on trans-generational and collective trauma on a journey to the death camp at Auschwitz. In this place of the utmost inhumanity, he found a depth of human connection and vision that have broad implications for the integration and transformation of individual and collective trauma. After the presenter shares photos and reflections about his experiences, there will be time for questions and dialogue with the audience.

About the Speaker: Len Fleischer, Ed.D, Professor Emeritus at Keene State College, has a doctorate in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University. A clinical psychologist in Keene, Dr. Fleischer taught undergraduate and graduate education and psychology courses for 30 years at KSC and Antioch University New England. His research and practice have focused on the psycho-spiritual transition to adulthood. Currently, he is on the Guiding Council of the Monadnock Interfaith Project, and he is a school board member in Chesterfield.

This event is co-presented by the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Monadnock Interfaith Project, and the Truth, Reconciliation, and Equity Collaborative (TREC) at Keene State College. It is free and open to all, and light refreshments will be provided. The event will also be livestreamed and recorded. The livestream will be available at:


This event is part of the Cohen Center calendar.

Michele Kuiawa
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