David Shneer

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes

Talk

Thursday, January 28, 2016
6:30 – 8 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

In his passionate book Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust, David Shneer considers the work of two dozen Soviet-Jewish photographers who bore witness to Nazi genocide during World War II. These military photographers were the first liberators to capture such atrocities on camera, three years prior to the arrival of Americans at Buchenwald and Dachau. In a compelling narrative, Shneer tells the stories and highlights the images of these wartime photographers.

David Shneer serves as Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Jewish Studies and is the 2015-2016 College Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Jewish Studies, and his research focuses on 20th-century European, Russian, and Jewish history and culture. Through Soviet Jewish Eyes was the winner of the 2013 Jordan Schnitzer Prize of the Association for Jewish Studies and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Shneer also organized the related exhibition Through Soviet Jewish Eyes, which debuted at the Colorado University Art Museum in Boulder in 2011 and travelled to five museums around the country.

Programming and marketing support is provided, in part, by Genesis Philanthropy Group. 

$15 General; $12 Students and Seniors; $10 Members

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