Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Open to the Public
An exploration of the simultaneous suffering of Roma and Jews during the Holocaust. This is the first event in the ongoing series "Out of the Frame."
The historical record is marked by events, people, and communities that remain just out of the frame. They are there, clearly visible, but no one pays attention to them. And we should.
Founder of the field of Critical Romani Studies Ethel Brooks will chat with award-winning author Ari Joskowicz about his new book, Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust. Jews and Roma died side by side in the Holocaust, yet their murder has not been recognized equally. The Jewish experience of genocide increasingly occupied the attention of legal experts, scholars, educators, curators, and politicians in the postwar years, while the genocide of Europe’s Roma and Sinti remained out of the frame. Professor Ethel Brooks, Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, and Professor Ari Joskowicz, Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University, will discuss Joskowicz’s exploration of the simultaneous suffering of Roma and Jews during the Holocaust, as well as the unequal yet necessary entanglement of their quests for historical justice and self-representation. Rain of Ash was awarded the 2022 Ernst Fraenkel Prize.
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The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity (Graduate Center—City University of New York), in cooperation with Marion Kaplan, Professor Emerita of Hebrew and Judaic Studies (New York University) and Raz Segal, Endowed Professor in the Study of Modern Genocide (Stockton University), offers a year-long virtual series, Out of the Frame, to center topics long overlooked.
This event is hosted by: The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, The Graduate Center—City University of New York
In association with: Center for Jewish Studies at The Graduate Center—City University of New York CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, The Graduate Center—City University of New York The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, Education Outreach Section, Outreach Division, Department of Global Communications, United Nations The William T. Daly School of General Studies and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University
Chair: Professor Raz Segal