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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Audacity from Atrocity: Can Artistic Depictions of the Shoah Get it Wrong?

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Zoom
Date Mon, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Duration   45m

In response to COVID-19 precautions, Shalom Austin is offering their Education Electives for Yom HaShoah virtually this year.

What constitutes a “good” or “authentic” depiction of the Shoah? Is there a “right” way to portray it? Can the artist go too far? Recent portrayals, such as the films, The Painted Bird (Václac Marhoul, 2019) and JoJo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, 2019), as well as the 2020 Amazon Prime series, Hunters, have continued to fuel debates over the ethical dimensions of adapting the Shoah for popular entertainment. This class will look at a few case studies to explore the history of and standards for judging literary, visual, cinematic, and televisual depictions of the Shoah, including the criteria used by the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Committee (THGAAC). The discussion will be facilitated by THGAAC Director of Education Dr. J.E. Wolfson, who has written a dissertation and presented on this subject at major academic conferences.

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