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Children and War
Feb 23 2012

Leading Holocaust historian Debórah Dwork (Clark University) and Cathy A. Frierson (University of New Hampshire) presented their research on the devastating impact of the Holocaust and Soviet Terror on children. A discussion followed, moderated by Jonathan Brent (YIVO Executive Director). Included in the evening was a short, riveting film on child survival produced by Centropa and introduced by Centropa's director, Edward Serotta (
Debórah Dwork is the Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Prof. Dwork’s books include Children With A Star, Auschwitz (co-authored with Robert Jan van Pelt), Holocaust: A History (co-authored with Robert Jan van Pelt), Terezin Album of Mariánka Zadikow, Flight from the Reich: Jewish Refugees, 1933-1946 (co-authored with Robert Jan van Pelt), and most recently, A Boy in Terezín: The Private Diary of Pavel Weiner. She has been, inter alia, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. A member of the U.S. delegation to the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research, Dwork serves on many advisory boards and works with non-profit organizations and foundations concerned with Holocaust education.
Cathy A. Frierson has held the Class of 1941 and Arthur K. Whitcomb Research Professorships at the University of New Hampshire. She is the author or editor of a number of books about Russia, including Peasant Icons: Representations of Rural People in Late Nineteenth-Century Russia, All Russian is Buring! A Cultural History of Fire and Arson in Late Imperial Russia, and Children of the Gulag, co-authored with Semyon S. Vilensky.
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