This week we had a wonderful lecture from Dr. Rachel Kolender titled “Social, cultural and historical processes as reflected in the music of the Holocaust.” Dr. Kolander does her research at Jerusalem College, and has developed educational material to accompany the content of her presentation. She explained that she views the music of the Holocaust period as a testimony of how people felt at the time. She showed us that we can see beyond facts to experience and emotion by exploring the music of the time. These testimonies are both orally composed and orally transmitted, following in the same pattern of many aspects of Jewish tradition.
It was really wonderful being able to explore this aspect of the Holocaust, and we love providing these types of opportunities to our students to help create a diverse perspective on Holocaust Studies.
Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program? You can find the application and more information at our website: http://holocaust-studies.haifa.ac.il/