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Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life

January 22 - February 28
Clark Humanites Museum
1030 Columbia Avenue,
Claremont, 91711


Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life is a powerful exploration of the Holocaust as told through the journal entries of a 20-year-old Jewish woman living under the Vichy regime. On loan from the Mémorial de la Shoah, the Holocaust Museum in Paris, the exhibition includes entries from Berr’s journal as well as artifacts from her own life and from France under the Vichy regime.  This is an evocative and essential exploration of a history that still reverberates today. In addition to the exhibition, the Claremont Colleges will also host lectures from preeminent Harvard Holocaust literature and film scholar Susan Rubin Suleiman and Director of the Shoah Memorial Jacques Fredj.

On Saturday, February 9th, Scripps College will also host an all day workshop and opening lecture and reception pertaining to the exhibition.

A free one-day workshop for teachers and educators organized by the Mémorial de la Shoah and hosted by Scripps College, with the support of the Mémorial de la Shoah, Clark Humanities Museum, the Scripps Departments of French, Religious Studies, English Studies, the Office of Public Events, the Pomona Departments of Romance Languages and History, Hillel at the Claremont Colleges, The European Union Center of California, the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel and Pomona Valley, the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, the Embassy of France in the United States, and SNCF.

This workshop is organized in conjunction with the presentation of “Hélène Berr, a Stolen Life” at Scripps College, an exhibition curated by Karen Taieb and Sophie Nagiscarde, with the guidance of Mariette Job, designed, created, and circulated by Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.