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Nathan Rapoport, Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs, 1964

Remembering Tragedy: Commemoration and Memorialization in America

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day - Yom HaShoah - and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Nathan Rapoport’s Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs located on Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, join us for this discussion about tragedy and memory in America.

The Museum's Chief Executive Officer and Gwen Goodman Director, Ivy L. Barsky, will lead a conversation between Executive Vice President for Programs and Memorial Museum Director for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Alice M. Greenwald, and the Director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dr. James E. Young.

Light reception to follow.

$8/FREE for Members and PennCard holders
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In partnership with University of Pennsylvania’s Jewish Studies Program.

This discussion represents the fifth installment of a biannual public forum sponsored jointly by Penn and the Museum with generous support from the Arlene and Stanley Ginsburg Family Foundation, which aims to connect the Jewish experience narrated in the Museum’s core exhibition with larger themes in American history and culture.

Event type:Lectures & Discussions