Beyond Living Memory: The Future of Holocaust Museums

featuring Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Living witnesses to the Holocaust play a central role in Holocaust education, whether in Holocaust museums, commemorations, or visits to Holocaust sites. Notwithstanding the many diaries, memoirs, and sound and video recordings of survivor testimony, the impact of encounters with living survivors is unparalleled. However, a period without living witnesses to the Holocaust is fast approaching. How are Holocaust museums preparing for that day? This talk will explore how POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews presents the Holocaust in a shifting political context.

Free and open to the public.



Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Departments of Anthropology, Art History, and History; Center for 21st Century Studies; Center for International Education; and the Cultures & Communities and Museum Studies programs


Thu. October 18, 2018


 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Milwaukee Public Museum

800 W Wells Street

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