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Opening Reception and Lecture: Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College 1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711 United States


Portrait of Berr as a young girl

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.

 

Presented in partnership with 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.