Holocaust Memorials with Carol Salus (JCC & CJE)
How has the Holocaust come to be commemorated in American and European modern monuments? This talk is intended to let the audience consider if abstraction is the appropriate vocabulary to express our emotions or perhaps figurative works say more for a crime of stupendous proportions? Among my selections is the huge memorial in Berlin. Professor Salus interviewed the archivist in Berlin and the architect in Manhattan. Further, the tunnel-like Monument to the Martyrs of the Deportation in Paris and the Vienna Holocaust Memorial which resembles a closed library are brought into the discussion of European memorials. Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones in Manhattan, an installation created along with Holocaust survivors and their families is discussed. The New England Holocaust Memorial is included as well. The lecture concludes with George Segal’s figurative Holocaust in San Francisco. Open discussion follows to consider which monuments are most effective.