Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi: The Gray Zone of Holocaust Survival
Two Auschwitz Survivors and Their Stories
6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18
Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler
Professor Nancy Harrowitz of Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies will read written works by two Auschwitz survivors, Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel, and discuss how they started a new life after the Holocaust.
Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi are the two most widely read authors on the subject of the Holocaust. They share their harrowing and deeply moving stories in very different ways, but are tied together through a deeply philosophical perspective, an emphasis on social justice, and the meaningful legacies they have left behind. How do they create an approach to the Holocaust that brings readers to appreciate its importance in today’s world? How can looking at their stories and how they tell them help us understand their relevance? What can we learn from these two writers/survivors? The program is the debut of a partnership with Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies.
Professor Harrowitz will also present “Primo Levi and the Legacy of the Holocaust” at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, in partnership with the college. For more information, click here.