Seeing, Believing, Being: Jewish Heritage and Holocaust sites as Dark Tourism. A lecture by Ruth Ellen Gruber
01.07.2015 at 6 pm
On Wednesday 1 July at 6 pm you are invited to attend a lecture by the American journalist, author, editor and researcher Ruth Ellen Gruber on the different ways of commemorating history and constructing shared Jewish memory. The event accompanies the exhibition Poland – Israel – Germany: The experience of Auschwitz, which shows how the contemporary artists from these countries interpret the events of the past.
Author and journalist Ruth Ellen Gruber has chronicled Jewish developments in Europe for more than 25 years and also studies the European fascination with the American Wild West, its mythology and its music. Her books include Virtually Jewish: Reinventing Jewish Culture in Europe, National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Europe, Letters from Europe (and Elsewhere), and Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Poland’s Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit and other awards and honors, she coordinates the web site www.jewish-heritage-europe.eu. In Spring 2015 she was the Distinguished Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston, SC.
The lecture will be held in English. Entry free.