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Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List—With Jeffrey Shandler


Sponsored by Daniel and Phyllis Epstein

On Wednesday, November 15, the HLHW series will feature Jeffrey Shandler, a professor in the department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a leading authority on Jewish culture past and present. His newest work, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices, explores how Holocaust survivors’ life stories are informed by other narratives with which they are familiar. Through an in-depth study of the largest and most widely available collection of videotaped interviews with survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust, the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, Shandler weighs the possibilities and challenges brought about by digital forms of public memory.

Since its establishment in 2008, the HLHW has gone beyond teaching the history of the Holocaust through face-to-face interactions at the monthly lecture series by engaging the public through the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive. The Archive was created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg to document the stories of Holocaust survivors for his movie, Schindler’s List. In 1994, Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to collect and preserve firsthand accounts of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The foundation became the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in 2006.

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at or (858) 534-7661. For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.

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Date and Time

Nov 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm


Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Event Registration

Registration is not required for this event.

Event Fee



Susanne Hillman

Event Host

UC San Diego Library

Event Category

Talks and Lectures