Graduate Theological Union

Shana Penn and the Politics of Memory

Dates: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26TH: THE POLITICS OF MEMORY: THE NEW YAD VASHEM EXHIBITION AT AUSCHWITZ STATE MUSEUM WITH SHANA PENN

Shana Penn is executive director of the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and a visiting scholar at the Graduate Theological Union's Center for Jewish Studies. Her award-winning book, Solidarity’s Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland (University of Michigan Press, 2005) examined women’s leadership role in defeating Poland’s communist regime. Presently, Penn is completing a book on the revitalization of Jewish culture in Poland after the fall of Communism.
12:00pm: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94709