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Holocaust Convocation and Fierberg Lecture Series- Ellen Cassedy

Monday, April 28, 2014
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Research Center Konover Auditorium

The I.Martin and Janet M. Fierberg Lecture and 27th Academic Convocation on the Holocaust will be held on Monday, April 28th, at 5pm in the Doris and Simon Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The event will include a welcome by Dr. Jeffrey Shoulson, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies and the Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and Professor, Department of English.

Student Awards will be presented by Joan Seliger Sidney, Writer-in-Residence, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, at which time a student will be presented with the Frances and irving Seliger Prize for Excellence in Holocaust Studies.

The speaker will be Ellen Cassedy, award-winning author of “We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust” (2012), a ground breaking account of how a post-Holocaust nation is, and is not, engaging with its Jewish heritage. Her essays and translations have appeared in Polin, Ha’aretz, The Forward, and other publications. With Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, she received the 2012 Translation Prize awarded by the National Yiddish Book Center. She was a speechwriter in the Clinton Administration and a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. Ms. Cassedy resides near Washington, D.C. Ellen Cassedy’s lecture topic will be “Can Vilnius Remember Vilna? Facing the Holocaust in the former Jerusalem of the North”. A presentation of student awards will also be held, and a reception will immediately follow.  Following the lecture will be a question and answers period, and the event will conclude with a reception, immediately following. The Center looks forward to hosting this annual event.  For additional information, or to RSVP, please call 860-486-2271, or email


Rae Asselin 860-486-2271

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