This spring, Ithaca College’s Hillel and Jewish Studies program will host two lectures about the impact of the Holocaust.
Judith Cohen, chief acquisitions curator of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak on March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 101. Steven Hess, a Holocaust survivor, will tell his personal story on April 3 at 7 p.m. in Textor 102. Both events are free and open to the public.
Cohen’s lecture will feature a multimedia presentation examining Holocaust photography and Jewish ghetto photography taken by professional and amateur photographers during the Holocaust. These photographs not only capture aspects of the ghetto hidden to German photographers, but also asks crucial questions about how these photographs differ from the better-known Nazi photographs.
A Harvard graduate who received her MA from Brandeis University, Cohen originally came to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995. She has curated web exhibits and written and co-authored several articles on the museum’s collection.