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Deconstructing Atrocity Imagery: A Conversation with Dr. Wendy Lower

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Wed, Feb 8, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration   1h

Join the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center for a timely conversation with Dr. Wendy Lower, Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, about the impact that both historical and contemporary atrocity imagery and traumatic videos have upon our collective psyche. Dr. Lower shares insights from her latest book, The Ravine: A Family: A Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed, detailing her investigation of a single photograph—a rare “action shot” documenting the horrific final moment of a family’s murder in Ukraine—which led to new details about the Nazis’ open-air massacres in eastern Europe and a rare case of rescue and postwar justice. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Kathleen Wentrack, Professor and Chair of the Art and Design Department at Queensborough Community College.

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This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC and is co-sponsored by the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College; the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.

For more information about the Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center, please visit

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