Sara R. Horowitz, “Ethics, Trauma, and Midrash at the Heart of Darkness: Jewish Memories of Child-Killing in the Shoah”

Elizabeth and Tony Comper Holocaust Education Fund

In many testimonies about infanticide during the Shoah, survivors identify the killing of babies and children as the most traumatic memory during the war. Belated and deferred accounts of such moments struggle evoke the ethical implications of such memories, and tap traditional modes of Jewish narratives to evolve narrative forms for unspeakable memories.

Sarah R. Horowitz is Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies at York University.

Presented by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Please be advised that seating is limited.

Date & Time
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street