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Past Programs & Events

Mar 28, 2012

Reaching Out and Building Peace

An Opening Reception and Roundtable to Honor the Rescuers Project Traveling Exhibition at the IHGMS, with Leora Kahn, Olivia Dreier, Linda Tropp, and James Young.  "The Rescuers Exhibit" (March 28 to April 12) on display at the IHGMS features photographs and testimonials from around the world that highlight the stories of ordinary people, who at great risk to themselves, intervened to protect and save targeted groups of other people during violent conflict. This exhibition and associated events are sponsored jointly by the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at UMass Amherst and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.

Mar 2, 2012

Art, Memory, and State Violence

A Panel Discussion with Marjorie Agosin, Roberta Bacic, and James Young (Part of the Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series on "Transforming Threads of Resistance: Political Arpilleras & Textiles by Women from Chile and Around the World," Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst).

Mar 1, 2012

Among the Angels of History: Poetry and the Art of Witnessing

A Poetry Reading with Marjorie Agosin

Part of the Art of Conflict Transformation Event Series on "Transforming Threads of Resistance: Political Arpilleras & Textiles by Women from Chile and Around the World," Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst. 

May 3, 2011

The Holocaust in Translation

Ruth Franklin and Peter Filkins Discuss H.G. Adler, Holocaust Literature, and Memory. One of only a few death camp survivors to fictionalize his experiences in German, H.G. Adler’s depiction of the Holocaust in a novel caused furious debate and delays in the publication of his now-classic novels of the Holocaust, translated by Peter Filkins and reviewed by Ruth Franklin in The New Yorker. In this public conversation during the days of Holocaust remembrance, prominent literary critic Ruth Franklin and acclaimed translator Peter Filkins explore the lines between Holocaust history and fiction, the translation of personal Holocaust memory into literature.

Tuesday, May 3rd
4:30 P.M.
IHGMS, 758 North Pleasant Street

Ruth Franklin is a literary critic and a senior editor at The New Republic. Her writing also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications. Her book, A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, which investigates work by writers such as Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, Imre Kertész, and W.G. Sebald, was published in November 2010 by Oxford University Press. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Peter Filkins is an award-winning translator and poet, the recipient of a Berlin Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Berlin. His acclaimed translations of H.G. Adler’s classic Holocaust novels Panorama (Random House, 2011) and The Journey (Random House 2008) have brought Adler’s work to American audiences for the first time. Peter Filkins is also the translator of The Collected Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann (Zephyr Press, 2006). He is Professor in Languages & Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies and the UMass Center for Translation Studies.

Apr 14, 2011

The Arts of Counter-Memory

Renowned German artist and memorialist, Horst Hoheisel presents his numerous memorial projects, ranging from the victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, to the Jews of Germany, to the desaparacidos of Argentina.

Horst Hoheisel's talk will take place on April 14th, at 4:00 at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. In his slide-lecture, "The Arts of Counter-Memory," renowned German artist and memorialist, Horst Hoheisel presents his numerous memorial projects, ranging from the victims of the Nazi euthanasia program, to the Jews of Germany, to the desaparacidos of Argentina.

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