Through an Artist’s Eyes: The Dehumanization and Racialization of Jews and Political Dissidents During the Third Reich
CU Boulder’s Program in Jewish Studies’ 2022 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Speaker: Dr. Willa Johnson
Thursday, January 27th
Free of charge and open to audiences in all locations within Colorado and beyond.
Art is always intertwined with the social, and political worlds of its creation. In this program, Professor Willa M. Johnson will tell the stories of political dissidents and Jewish men, women, and children who were interned across Europe, including in the pre-war German city of Düsseldorf and in three war-period French camps, using the work of the German Communist artist Karl Schwesig and a chorus of archival data.
Willa M. Johnson is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Mississippi. She has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem’s Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem, and was the 2012-13 Cummings Foundation Fellow at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.