Who Owns the Memory of the Shoah?
James Loeffler examines a previously unknown poem by Raphael Lemkin that allows us to move forward from memory to action.

How should the memory of the Holocaust inspire us to seek justice and halt atrocity? Can we invoke Holocaust memory without distorting its meaning? James Loeffler examines a previously unknown poem by Raphael Lemkin, the father of the UN Genocide Convention, that reminds us that genocide destroys more than lives and allows us to move forward from memory to action.

Read an article in The Atlantic by James Loeffler and Leora Bilsky about the poem, He Coined Genocide – and Left Us a Poem to Help Understand It

This program was part of Meaning + Milestones: Spring Days of Learning, two days of global learning, ritual, and commemoration that reimagine and reflect on Yom HaShoah and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, both days of meaning and milestones in North America and Israel.

 

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