The Invention of the German Landscape by Jewish Filmmakers, 1918-1968
The Center is pleased to invite the ASU and broader High Country communities to a public lecture by Jerusalem-based Prof. Ofer Ashkenazi on Monday, November 5. The lecture will focus on “Jewish Photography in Nazi Germany.” Prof. Ashkenazi, a UC Berkeley-trained film studies scholar, is the chairman of the Richard Koebner Center for German History at the Hebrew University, Israel. The lecture will start at 7:00 pm in Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons on the ASU campus. It is free of charge and no tickets are required. The Center will also organize a research colloquium with Prof. Ashkenazi. For more information, call 828.262.2311.
Auschwitz Survivor Dr. S. Cernyak-Spatz in Conversation
Susan Cernyak-Spatz, née Eckstein, was almost 21, when the Nazis deported her to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1943. She survived the extermination camp and death march to the interior of the Reich at the end of the war. After a screening of audio-visual testimonies she has given over the years, Dr. Cernyak-Spatz, now 96 years of age, will answer questions from the audience. The event, organized by the Peace and Genocide Education Club and supported by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, will start on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:00 pm in Plemmons Student Union, Room 201B Table Rock, on the ASU campus. The program is free of charge and open to the public.