Tales Retold: Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List – With Jeffrey Shandler

Date/Time
11/15/2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Location
Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Sponsored by Daniel and Phyllis Epstein

On Wednesday, November 15, the HLHW series will feature Jeffrey Shandler, a professor in the department of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University and a leading authority on Jewish culture past and present. His newest work, Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors’ Stories and New Media Practices, explores how Holocaust survivors’ life stories are informed by other narratives with which they are familiar. Through an in-depth study of the largest and most widely available collection of videotaped interviews with survivors and other witnesses to the Holocaust, the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, Shandler weighs the possibilities and challenges brought about by digital forms of public memory.

Since its establishment in 2008, the HLHW has gone beyond teaching the history of the Holocaust through face-to-face interactions at the monthly lecture series by engaging the public through the Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive. The Archive was created by filmmaker Steven Spielberg to document the stories of Holocaust survivors for his movie, Schindler’s List. In 1994, Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to collect and preserve firsthand accounts of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust. The foundation became the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education in 2006.

To learn more about UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, contact Susanne Hillman at HLHW@ucsd.edu or (858) 534-7661.   For information about accessible parking on campus, click here.


Parking Information

All visitors to the UC San Diego campus are required to display a valid parking pass. The closest parking to the Geisel Library is the Hopkins parking structure. More information about parking on campus.

Driving Directions from North of UC San Diego

  1. Take I-5 southbound past the 5/805 split.
  2. Take Genesee Avenue exit westbound (right off freeway).
  3. Take Genesee Avenue to North Torrey Pines Road.
  4. Turn left on North Torrey Pines.
  5. Turn left on to North Point Drive.
  6. Follow North Point Dr. through the stop signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
  7. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
  8. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.

Driving Directions from South of UC San Diego

  1. Take I-5 northbound.
  2. Take La Jolla Village Drive westbound (left off freeway).
  3. La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road. Stay on it to North Point Drive.
  4. Turn right on North Point Drive.
  5. Follow North Point Dr. through the top signs; as it curves right it will become Hopkins Drive.
  6. Continue on Hopkins Drive until you reach Voigt Drive.
  7. The Hopkins parking structure is at the corner of Voigt Drive with entrances on both Hopkins and Voigt Drive.
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