CU Boulder Marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Public Lecture

“Inheritance Trouble: Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance”

Professor Rothberg’s public lecture, “Inheritance Trouble: Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance,” will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Old Main Theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80302. Free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated to

Professor Rothberg’s lecture will question how we should think about the transmission of Holocaust memory more than seventy years after the defeat of Nazi Germany. It will also look into what lessons the events of the Shoah bear for a moment in which far-right political movements are once again on the rise. In order to address these ideas, Professor Rothberg will consider immigrants’ engagement with the Holocaust in contemporary Germany. The works of art, literature, and performance that he will discuss model alternative ways of remembering the Nazi genocide in the twenty-first century and suggest possibilities for an ethically and politically engaged memory work.

Michael Rothberg is the 1939 Society Samuel Goetz Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. His latest book is Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization (2009), published by Stanford University Press in their “Cultural Memory in the Present” series. He is also the author of Traumatic Realism: The Demands of Holocaust Representation (2000), and has co-edited The Holocaust: Theoretical Readings (2003) and special issues of the journals Criticism, Interventions, Occasion, and Yale French Studies. He is currently completing The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators and Inheritance Trouble: Migrant Archives of Holocaust Remembrance (with Yasemin Yildiz).

Professor Rothberg’s talk is the sixth annual event hosted by CU Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This event is generously cosponsored by CU Boulder’s Department of Anthropology, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, and University Libraries.

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