Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context

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Presented in conjunction with "Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context," an exhibition curated by Prof. Stuart Taberner of Leeds University, this special series of lectures, films, and gallery talks commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The exhibition, which will be on display from September 28, 2015 through October 16, 2015 in the Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy Hall, investigates how Germany has come to terms with its past, and encourages visitors to ask questions about how we remember the past. What do we remember, how do we remember, and why do we remember? Its focus is on Germany after 1945, but encourages visitors to compare the experiences of that country to the ways in which their own societies are facing up to issues in their pasts - and presents - that may still be unresolved. The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular operating hours of O'Shaughnessy Hall, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

"Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context" is presented by The Department of German and Russian in cooperation with The Department of Theology, The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, The Program in Religion and Literature, and The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.


Opening Reception Address

September 28
4:30 p.m.
Great Hall of O'Shaughnessy Hall

William Collins Donahue, University of Notre Dame
Chair, Dept. of German and Russian Languages and Literatures


A Mysticism of Open Eyes: Johann Baptist Metz's Case for the Spiritual Work of Remembering Auschwitz

September 30
5:00pm
216 DeBartolo Hall

J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame
Dept. of Theology


Film: Watchers of the Sky

October 1
7:00pm
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Reconciliation: A Global Ethic Whose Time Has Come

October 2
4:30pm
115 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Dan Philpott, University of Notre Dame
Dept. of Political Science


Gallery Talks led by Exhibit Curator, Stuart Taberner

October 5
12:50pm and 2:00pm
Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy Hall

Stuart Taberner, University of Leeds
Exhibit Curator, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies


Film: City of Life and Death

October 6
8:00pm
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Memory, Understanding, Forgiveness: Primo Levi and His German Readers

October 7
5:00pm
216 DeBartolo Hall

Vittorio Montemaggi, University of Notre Dame
Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures, Program in Religion and Literature


Film: Forbidden Films

October 13
8:00pm
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


German Wartime Suffering and the Holocaust in Postwar Memory

October 14
5:00pm
216 DeBartolo Hall

Jeffrey Luppes, Indiana University South Bend
Dept. of World Language Studies