On International Women’s Day, we honor women’s stories.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. With our Digital Program Archive, you can engage with the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center’s mission without leaving the comfort and safety of your home, classroom, or office.
Here are five programs featuring courageous and inspiring women to watch today.
What can one photograph reveal about the atrocities of the Holocaust and its impact on a family? Join us to hear from Dr. Wendy Lower, author of The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed as she shares her journey to uncover what took place during massacres in Ukraine during the Holocaust based on a single, rare photograph. Dr. Lower’s research unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the ideology of Nazi genocide.
How is trauma transmitted across generations and how do descendants of Holocaust survivors
and other atrocities remember these events? Join us to hear Dr. Marianne Hirsch speak on
intergenerational trauma and memory. Hirsch coined the term “postmemory” to describe how
descendants of Holocaust survivors experienced the trauma of their forebears. Using the lenses
of visual culture and gender, Hirsch will reveal how intergenerational trauma plays a role in the
stories and memories that are carried forward and remembered.
Bosnian genocide survivor Mirsada Kadiric shares her life experiences and reflects on what it means to be an American from the perspective of a refugee resettling in the United States. Kadiric was born in Bosnia and fled to the United States as a war refugee when she was sixteen years old. She will share the challenges and opportunities of coming the U.S. as a teenager, and her thoughts about the country we can create together today.
Zahava was born just before the Nazi invasion. A Polish neighbor named Stachek hid her, her parents, and about 30 other people in an underground bunker, and brought food about once a week. Zahava was only a baby, and the bunker had to remain quiet, so the adults would give Zahava sleeping pills to muffle her cries.
5. HOLOCAUST SPEAKER SERIES: Sonia Milrod
Over 20,000 European Jews survived the Holocaust by escaping to Shanghai, China. Sonia Milrod’s parents were among them. Her father, Jerry Milrod, fled Lodz, Poland when the Germans invaded and made it to Vilno, Lithuania. From there, he, his brother, and several friends were among over a thousand who made to it Kobe, Japan based on a transit visa signed by Chiune Sugihara, and then to Shanghai. Her mother, Lydia Hernball, escaped with her family from Berlin right after Kristallnacht – first to Bangkok and then to Shanghai. Sonia tells the amazing story of their very different journeys and also how they met and married in Shanghai.
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