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Jewish Experience Series: Perceptions of the Holocaust Experience in American Media

November 18, 2012
2:30 PM
Location: GHH G01
  • Open to the Public

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, Perceptions of the Holocaust Experience in American Media
2:30 p.m.
Location: Global Heritage Hall 01

"Living Room Witnesses: The Holocaust on American Television"
with Guest Speaker Jeffrey Shandler, Professor of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University
Sponsored by the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation
Professor Shandler will discuss how the Holocaust has been presented on American television, looking at examples from the early 1950s to the mid-1990s.

ABOUT THE 2012 FILM/SPEAKER SERIES ON THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY, Tuesday, November 13 through Sunday, November 18

This series explores representations of the Jewish experience in Israel and of the Holocaust through three recent films (2011 and 2012 short and documentary films). The series culminates with a talk by Professor Jeffrey Shandler of Rutgers University, who will examine how the Holocaust has been viewed on American television from the 1950s through the mid-1990. This series has been made possible through a partnership with FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival and sponsored by the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation and the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation, and the Roger Williams University Department of Communication, Hillel, and Spiritual Life Program.