Holocaust Lecture

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Teaching Holocaust, Art are Lecture Topics

Art as a healing device, and teaching the Holocaust are topics of two sessions Sept. 17 at UW-River Falls related to the exhibit, "Remembering the Holocaust: Art and Reconciliation."

The exhibit features the paintings of World War II and Holocaust survivor Fritz Hirschberger of San Francisco, and the War and Post-War photos of La Crosse native Maxine Rude.

The events are set for Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 4-5:30 p.m., there will a teacher's institute and public lecture on "Art and Memory of the Holocaust." Speakers and their topics include: Fritz Hirschberger, "Art as a Device for Healing;" Maxine Rude, "Photography as document and art;" and history Professor Stephen Feinstein, "The Evolution of Artistic Responses to the Holocaust." There is a $6 fee, which includes a soup and sandwich dinner. Reservations are required.

From 6:15 to 8 p.m. there will be a session on strategies and methods for teaching the Holocaust. Presenters include: Carol Wirtschafter, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Twin Cities; Professor Carol LeBreck, UW-RF College of Education & Graduate Studies; Professor Mark Jensen, University of St. Thomas; and Judy Freund, River Falls public schools. There is no registration fee for the second session.

For more information, contact Feinstein at 715/425-3164.

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