Speaker: Jacob Ari Labendz, YSU
Between 1959 and 1969, Czechoslovak filmmakers released about ten Holocaust-themed films, many of extremely high quality. Dr. Labendz will discuss the films in their historical contexts with specific attention to the complex political and cultural uses of Holocaust memory by state actors, citizens and proto-dissidents. Through this cinematic journey, we will learn more about the place of Jews in communist Central Europe, why Jews could function as potent political symbols, and what this all meant for actual Jews.
Date: Friday, April 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: JCC Multi-Purpose Room
Registration required by April 6
This program is also a part of the JCRC's 2018 Yom Hashoah events.