December 18, 2017

Hansen-Glucklich Talks about Holocaust Memories, Jewish Remembrance

Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, assistant professor of German, was quoted in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about her lecture “Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Misrepresentation.”

Her presentation centered on how three distinct museums of Jewish remembrance – Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, the Jewish Museum Berlin in Berlin, Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

“The narrative which all three museums create resonate with the civil religions of their context cultures.” Hansen-Glucklich said in the article. “There has been an explosion in the number of Holocaust museums and remembrances around the world, especially in Europe and the United States during the past few decades. Museums and memorials reach an audience of a size and diversity unrivaled by most other media – the Holocaust museum in D.C has received nearly 40 million visitors since it opened its doors in 1993. This staggering statistic shows how powerfully a single institution can shape memory of a single event.”

 

 

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