Shabbat Service and Cultural Program
Coming of Age during the Holocaust
Natalia Aleksiun, Ph.D.
The age of puberty, individual trajectories during the Holocaust and Nazi policies shaped the experience of Jewish adolescence. Did a girl of twelve or thirteen cease to be a child? Based on diaries and memoirs, Dr. Aleksiun will discuss the experiences of coming of age in the ghettos, in hiding and in the camps.
Natalia Aleksiun is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, New York. She has 2 doctoral degrees from Warsaw, Oxford, Jerusalem and NYU. She has published numerous articles and coedited the twentieth volume of Polin, devoted to the memory of the Holocaust and the 29th volume titled Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe. Her book titled, Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust, will be published with Littman in 2019.
After the program, please stay for our pot luck desserts and schmoozing. We’ll provide wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
RSVP is requested but not required.