Judaic Studies Program at Florida International University, Alan Rosen Lectures, Miami
Targum Shlishi, together with the Judaic Studies Program at Florida International University, brought Alan Rosen to the Miami area to discuss his newest book, The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Interviews of David Boder (2010, Oxford University Press) during two lectures in February 2011. Rosen’s book is the first full-length case study of early postwar Holocaust testimony. Rosen’s work focuses on psychologist David Boder’s 1946 displaced persons interview project. In July 1946, Boder traveled to Europe to interview victims of the Holocaust who were in the Displaced Persons camps, carrying out approximately 130 interviews in nine languages recorded over a wire recorder. Alan Rosen sets Boder’s project in the context of the postwar response to displaced persons, sketches the dramatic background of his previous life and work, chronicles in detail the evolving process of interviewing both Jewish and non-Jewish displaced persons, and examines from several angles the implications for the history of Holocaust testimony. Alan Rosen teaches Holocaust literature at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Israel.
Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), Miami Jewish Film Festival, Miami
Each year for the past several years, Targum Shlishi has sponsored a film on a subject related to the Holocaust for the Miami Jewish Film Festival. In 2011, Targum Shlishi is sponsoring the drama The Roundup (director Roselyn Bosch, France, 2010, 124 min., French, Hebrew with English subtitles)—this will be the film’s Miami premier. The Roundup, told through the stories of several Jewish families, centers on France’s July 1942 roundup of more than thirteen thousand Jews (including more than four thousand children), who were taken to the Vel’ d’Hiv stadium. Most were subsequently sent to Auschwitz.
University of Miami, Summer Holocaust Institute, Coral Gables
This week-long program to be held during the summer of 2012 will educate approximately seventy-five teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and elsewhere. The Institute’s goal is to provide knowledge and a framework for teachers in a variety of disciplines to teach the lessons of the Holocaust using literature, history, and primary documents effectively throughout the curriculum to encourage students to learn, think, feel, and reflect and to develop character, compassion, and civility in their daily lives.