Survivor Café author Elizabeth Rosner will give a free presentation at Northern Michigan University. As firsthand survivors of many of the 20th century's most monumental events―the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields―begin to pass away, Rosner's book addresses the responsibility of ensuring that their stories are carried forward so the horrors of the past are not forgotten. Her talk is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Jamrich Hall 1100.
Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp, in 1983, 1995 and 2015. Each journey was an experience in which personal history confronted both commemoration and memorialization.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is presented by the Jewish Student Union and co-sponsored by the NMU Department of Sociology and the Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom.