The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed
In Conversation with Wendy Lower
Dr. Wendy Lower’s newest book, The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed, takes the reader through the discovery process of a single massacre in the small town of Miropol, Ukraine. Through a set of photographs, Lowers dispels the myth that Nazis were the only perpetrators of the Holocaust and brings to light the millions of Jews who were not sent to gas chambers but shot in the forests near their homes. Cora Miller and Dr. Lower will engage in a conversation of the book, discussing themes of photo analysis, microhistories, research as a form of memorialization, and reframing narratives of the Holocaust to focus on neighbors, family and all who were in involved down to the photographer taking the photos.
Presented in partnership with Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am.
Dr. Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History, George R. Roberts Fellow and Director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College. She chairs the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and served as Acting Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the USHMM (2016-2018). Dr. Lower is the author of Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (2013), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed was published in February 2021.
Cora Miller is the Programming and Communications Manager at Beth David B’nai Israel Beth Am. She received her Master of Arts from the University of Toronto in History, focusing on the Holocaust in Lithuania, while also learning Yiddish. Her Bachelor of Arts is from Claremont McKenna College, where she studied under Wendy Lower as a Mgrublian Center Fellow, interning at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.