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In a commitment to affirm how important Holocaust education, memory, and remembrance are, and in understanding that people struggle to find relevant, engaging content and community in isolation, the Neuberger is here for you with our @ Home Series.

Since April, we have presented a variety of digital programs designed to stimulate and inspire. From movie screenings to our Anne Frank Community Reading Project, along with special guest speakers and learning sessions, there's something for everyone with the Neuberger @ Home.  

You can access recordings of these webinars and online programs on the below page. Thank you for tuning in!

PAST PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Coming Clean: The Soap Myth | Introduction

 

Jeff Cohen's play The Soap Myth unpacks the legacy of one of the most notorious myths to come out of the Holocaust, and explores the tension between lived experience and scholarly conclusion. See above for an introduction by the Neuberger's program and education assistant Dan Panneton to a recorded Live Reading of The Soap Myth. View the Live Reading by clicking on the button below which  opens an external website.

Coming Clean: The Soap Myth | Q & A

 

Check out the post-screening Q & A featuring playwright Jeff Cohen, discussing the work, its creation and subject matter.

 

The Photographer of Mauthausen | Introduction 
 

On Thursday, June 18, together we viewed The Photographer of Mauthausen, the 2018 Spanish-language movie about Spanish Civil War veteran and Mauthausen prisoner Francisco Boix, who was forced to work as a photographer for the SS in the camp. He successfully hid over 20,000 negatives, which were later presented as evidence at the Nuremberg Trials. Neuberger staff member, Dan Panneton, introduced the film by discussing the links between the Holocaust and the Spanish Civil War, and the roles prisoners from the SCW played in Mauthausen. Watch the intro above.

Inglourious Basterds | Introduction
 

When Inglourious Basterds was released in 2009, reactions were mixed. Some hailed the bold cinematic intervention into Holocaust and WW2 memory, while others denounced the film's trivialization of history. Ten years later, how has the movie aged? What can it tell us about popular memory and representation? The Neuberger was joined by film critic and writer John Semley as we introduced Quentin Tarantino's notorious revenge story. 

 
 

I Want You to Know We're Still Here |
In Conversation

Watch the Neuberger and the Virtual J, in discussion with Esther Safron Foer about her newly published book, I Want You to Know We're Still Here: A Post-Holocaust Memoir (2020). In conversation with her son, writer Franklin Foer, we will explore this beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten account of a relent­less jour­ney to the genealog­i­cal — indeed geo­graph­ic — core of fam­i­ly trau­ma to uncov­er mys­ter­ies buried in the mass graves of an old-world shtetl. The mem­oir con­cludes with a new-world birth — a grand­son who car­ries Foer fam­i­ly his­to­ry in his name and soul — sym­bol­iz­ing the promise of the next gen­er­a­tion. In uncov­er­ing the past, Foer demon­strates how mem­o­ry can, ther­a­peu­ti­cal­ly, fill an aching absence.

Professor Mamlock | Talkback
 

This past month the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, the Goethe-Institut Toronto, and the Neuberger introduced and discussed 1938's groundbreaking Professor Mamlock, which has been described as the first movie to depict the Holocaust. This Soviet-made movie, which was controversially banned in the United Kingdom, drew interest across Canada and the United States when it played.

 

On the second night of this two part program, Jutta Brendemuhl from the Goethe-Institut Toronto, and Olga Gershenson from the Univeristy of Massachusetts Amherst, joined Dan Panneton for a Zoom panel discussion about the legacy of Professor Mamlock, it's 1961 East German remake, and antifascist cinema. View the Zoom Q & A above.

 

Presented in partnership with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the Goethe-Institut Toronto.

Anne Frank Community Reading Project

Through the Anne Frank Community Reading Project, Dr. Carson Phillips and Daniel Panneton unpack the creation, content, legacy, and meaning of arguably the most famous source to come from the Holocaust. The hosts consider a range of subjects, including the nature of diaries as personal objects and historical artefacts, the ethics of editing, adapting, and marketing Anne Frank's diary, the nature of tourism surrounding the Frank family, and reading the diary during a time of isolation means. Each week is augmented with guiding questions and selected additional readings for reading project participants seeking further engagement with this timeless source. 

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SPECIALIZED D4D PROGRAMMING

How Descendants of Holocaust Survivors are Experiencing the Current Pandemic
 

In May, renowned clinical psychologist and expert on trauma Dr. Irit Felsen presented a webinar for the Neuberger's Dialogue for Descendants community exploring the experiences of descendants of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic.