Primo Levi and the Legacy of the Holocaust
Monday, Nov. 18 | 10-11:15 a.m.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Agave Hall, Pecos Campus, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler
Primo Levi is one of the most important voices to come out of the Holocaust. This informal presentation by professor Nancy Harrowitz will introduce the work of Primo Levi as well as talk about his relevance in today’s world. What can we learn from him and what are the lessons of the Holocaust that can help us in contemporary society? Discussion to follow.
The program is in partnership with Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Professor Harrowitz will also present “Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi: The Gray Zone of Holocaust Survival” at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 at Chandler Center for the Arts. For more information, click here.
Nancy Harrowitz is a professor of Italian and Jewish studies at Boston University. She has published widely on anti-Semitism and gender in the modern period. Her most recent work includes the book “Primo Levi and the Identity of a Survivor.” At Boston University, she teaches courses on modern Italian literature, film and literature produced under fascism, and representations of the Holocaust in literature and film. She also directs the school’s new minor in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies.
Free. Registration recommended.