Exhibition in O’Shaughnessy Hall commemorates Holocaust

by Michael O. Garvey

"Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context"

An exhibition titled “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context” will be on display through Oct. 16 (Friday) in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus.

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, concerns Germany in the years immediately following World War II and the Holocaust. The exhibition explores the manner in which the country has come to terms with its past, and suggests comparisons between German and other societies in the assimilation of their collective memories.

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures, the exhibition is the centerpiece of “Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context,” a series of lectures, films and gallery talks at Notre Dame in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The curator of the exhibition, Stuart Taberner, professor of contemporary German literature, culture and society at the University of Leeds, will lead gallery talks from 12:50 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday (Oct. 5) in the Great Hall of O’Shaughnessy. A schedule of other events in the conference is available on its website. The exhibition in O’Shaughnessy Hall is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during regular operating hours.

Co-sponsors of “Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context” include the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, all part of the new Keough School for Global Development, as well as the Department of Theology, the Program in Religion and Literature and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.