Hannah Pollin-Galay // Holocaust in the Family: First Hand Accounts of Survival


Holocaust in the Family: First Hand Accounts of Survival 

Many prominent stories of Holocaust survival are family dramas of some sort—from The Diary of Anne Frank to Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus. In this lecture, Dr. Hannah Pollin-Galay examines an array of vivid first-hand accounts from different contemporary settings and languages, revealing the diverse ways that people recall love and belonging in this period of persecution.  Presented in partnership with The Gershman Y.  


Hannah Pollin-Galay has received a Fulbright fellowship, a research award from Yad Vashem, and a grant from the Shoah Foundation for her studies of contemporary Holocaust testimony. She earned her PhD at Tel Aviv University in 2014 and is working on a book about the testimony of Lithuanian Jewish Holocaust survivors during her time as a Katz Center fellow this semester.


$5 ADMISSION. Ticketing through gershmany.org  

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 PM
401 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 


This program is part of our year-long series, Jews Beyond Reason: Celebrating Emotion, the Unconscious, and Other Dimensions of Jews' Inner Lives. In partnership with local host institutions, our aim is to connect fellows and colleagues with non-academic audiences in a spirit of shared exploration and mutual engagement.

Event Location: 
Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.
Event Date and Time: 
March 16, 2016 7:00pm
Open to the public