09 November 2022 | 6:00 p.m. | Higgins Lounge
Albert M. Tapper Inaugural Lecture
From the Vilna Ghetto to Nuremberg
Speaker: Justin Cammy (Professor and Chair of the Programs in World Literatures and Jewish Studies at Smith College)
What is the relationship between early Holocaust memoir and testimony? How did Jewish writers, even before the Holocaust was over, struggle to put together a narrative that could serve the needs of not only the moment but the future? 75 years after its initial composition in the Soviet Union, the ghetto memoir of the great Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever’s is available to the English reader. What can we learn about what could and could not be said in 1944?