Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context


Location: Great Hall, O'Shaughnessy

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 9, 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? The exhibition focuses 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.

"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.

Events in this series include:

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
216 DeBartolo Hall
J. Matthew Ashley, University of Notre Dame
Dept. of Theology
Film: Watchers of the Sky
October 1
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Reconciliation: A Global Ethic Whose Time Has Come
October 2
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
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Memory, Understanding, Forgiveness: Primo Levi and His German Readers
October 7
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
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
German Wartime Suffering and the Holocaust in Postwar Memory
October 14
216 DeBartolo Hall
Jeffrey Luppes, Indiana University South Bend
Dept. of World Language Studies