September 26

History Forum Seminar with Prof. Ellen G. Friedman

Testimony, Truth, and the Future
Ellen G. Friedman, Professor of English, College of New Jersey
Wednesday, September 26th
Sakamaki Hall A201
UH History Department Seminar Room
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Please join us for a discussion of the following challenging questions: Are Holocaust survivor video testimonies closer to the truth than memoirs,
fiction, or documentaries? What factors affect the version of the truth with which we are presented? How do we preserve Holocaust memories without betraying the people whose memories they are?

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Ellen G. Friedman was born in Kyrgyzstan, a republic of the Soviet Union, within sight of the Tian Shan
Mountains, bordering China. Her new book is called The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story. It tells a hidden story of the Holocaust–how Stalin saved Polish Jews from Hitler. Professor of English and Holocaust Studies, she has published 7 books and is on the Faculty Council for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.

Presented by the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, the UH Fund for the Promotion of Jewish Life and Studies, Department of English, Rhetoric and Composition Program, and U. H. Mānoa History Department. The talk is free and open to the public. Please feel free to contact Prof. Peter H. Hoffenberg at peterh@hawaii.edu or 956-8497.