Dr. Henry Greenspan
April 2, 2014 - 4:30pm
St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (12 Millstone Campus Dr., St Louis, MO 63146)
In conjunction with the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival, whose theme for 2014 is “Migration and Mobility,” the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis and the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center will sponsor a program entitled “Holocaust Survivors Rebuilding Their Lives in the United States.” The lecture and panel discussion will take place on April 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (12 Millstone Campus Dr., St Louis, MO 63146).
Noted Holocaust scholar Dr. Henry Greenspan will introduce the program by talking about what Holocaust survivors faced psychologically, socially and practically as they tried to establish themselves in the postwar United States; he will then moderate a panel discussion with Rudy Oppenheim and Sarah Moses, two local Holocaust survivors who will recount how they rebuilt their lives in the United States and specifically St. Louis after World War II. A reception will follow the event.
Dr. Henry Greenspan is a psychologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who has been writing and teaching about the Holocaust and working with Holocaust survivors for almost three decades. He is the author of On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History and, with Agi Rubin, Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory, and a Life Recreated.
The event is sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, and the Washington University Center for the Humanities. Click here to view the entire program of events for the Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival.
The event is free and open to the public. For information, please contact the Center for the Humanities at 314-935-5576 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenspan will also give a performance of his work Remnants on April 3 at the Village Black Box Theatre on the Washington University campus.