In Conversation: The Trauma of History Revealed Through a Photograph

October 19, 2021
In Conversation: History Revealed Through a Photograph
New York
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In Conversation: The Trauma of History Revealed Through a Photograph

Please join The New-York Historical Society and Facing History and Ourselves for a conversation with Professor Wendy Lower, historian and scholar of the Holocaust and World War II.

In 2009, Professor Lower was at work in the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum when a librarian handed her a photograph dated Oct. 13, 1941, depicting the shooting of Jews in Miropol, Ukraine, a shtetl near Kiev. Lower understood that she was looking at something rare and important -- photographic evidence of a mass murder. Her years-long investigation into that historical moment resulted in her recent book, The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed, which strives to answer the question: “What does one do upon discovering a photograph that documents a murder?” The Ravine offers a stirring archival and forensic analysis of a moment in time that helps us to better understand the Holocaust. Professor Lower will be in Conversation with Dr. Karen Murphy, the Director of International Strategy for Facing History and Ourselves.

Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History and Director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College

Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour. Please direct any questions about the event to [email protected]


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October 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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