After Auschwitz: Who Will Tell the Story?
|Date||Sun, Dec 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm|
The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development is proud to announce the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Foundation Holocaust/Jewish themed Sunday Salon Series.
After Auschwitz: Who Will Tell the Story? will feature Dr. Stephen D. Smith and Rachael Cerrotti in conversation with Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff.
About the Speakers
Smith founded the UK Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire, England and cofounded the Aegis Trust for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Smith has served as a producer on a number of film and new media projects, including Dimensions in Testimony, and the VRproject The Last Goodbye.
In recognition of his work, Smith has become a member of the Order of the British Empire and received the Interfaith Gold Medallion. He also holds two honorary doctorates, and lectures widely on issues relating to the history and collective response to the Holocaust, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
In 2019, Rachael released her first podcast — We Share The Same Sky. It was the first-ever narrative podcast based on a Holocaust survivor’s testimony and tells the story of her decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s war story. We Share The Same Sky was listed as one of the best podcasts of the year by HuffPost, a Reader’s Pick by Vulture Magazine and as a “Show We Love” by Apple Podcasts; it is now being taught in high school classrooms around the world. Her critically-acclaimed debut memoir, also titled We Share The Same Sky, was released in August 2021. It received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was listed as one of the best books of the month by Apple Books. After the sudden loss of her young husband in 2016, Rachael began Welcome to Widowhood, an ongoing portrait series that tells the stories of women under 40 who have lost their partners. She continues to tell her own grief story on Instagram with #nowawidowstillawife.
Rachael’s work has been published and featured by NPR, PRI’s The World, WBUR, GBH, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, People Magazine, BBC, The Times of Israel and various other publications throughout the world. In 2017, Rachael was the subject of an award-winning multimedia series produced by WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, titled Beyond Sides of History. She holds a degree in Communications from Temple University and is an alumna of The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has completed educator's seminars with Yad Vashem and Facing History & Ourselves.
Rachael has worked in over a dozen countries and is currently based in Portland, Maine.
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