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Guest speaker to address “Tenderest Torment” of mothers, daughters in Holocaust

Join Georgia Southern University’s Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC), University Honors Program, and Departments of Writing and Linguistics, History, and Literature and Philosophy, and Hillel for “The Tenderest Torment: Mothers and Daughters in the Holocaust” on Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Arts Building Auditorium, Room 2071.

The lecture is part of the University Honors Course “The Holocaust,” taught by Lisa A. Costello, Ph.D., and John Steinberg, Ph.D., and is linked to a First Year Experience: Global Citizens course, “Echoes of the Holocaust,” taught by Hemchand Gossai, Ph.D. In addition to the lecture, Horowitz will visit the Honors class to discuss memory, gender and the Holocaust.

“The Honors Program has not often linked a course with a guest speaker, and for students to engage with Sara in both the formal presentation setting and the intimate classroom setting is a wonderful opportunity to discuss and apply the concepts and history they are learning in class. We appreciate the support of our sponsors for this event, ” Costello said.

“The Tenderest Torment” is presented by Sara R. Horowitz, the director of the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University and the former president of the Association for Jewish Studies. Horowitz is the author of Voicing the Void: Muteness and Memory in Holocaust Fiction, which received the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book, and she serves on the academic advisory committee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. She is currently completing another book, Gender, Genocide, and Jewish Memory.

This presentation is made possible by CLEC and the Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the generosity of the Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Arlyn S. and Stephen H. Cypen.


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