Documents reconnect speaker to Holocaust-era past
The student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is hosting what promises to be a fascinating presentation on how archival documents can reconnect one to a family’s past. MSI student David Jackson says that the SAA will host Edie Rosenfeld for a discussion of the way in which documents have helped her to reconnect with her past as a child survivor of the Holocaust. “The powerful body of documents she has brought together tell the two stories of both the means by which the Holocaust was enabled and of how Edie’s and many other families responded,” David says. The presentation will tell the many roles of records in our lives, from implementers of policy, to evidence of historical processes, and finally to the development of personal and collective memory. Edie is from the Ann Arbor area and a U-M graduate. She came to America in 1941 at the age of 9, and recently began tracing her history through documents she brought with her and records that she’s obtained via the International Tracing Service. The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 19 in the Ehrlicher Room, 411 West Hall. Lecturer David Wallace of the School of Information will moderate. All are welcome to attend.Explore posts in the same categories: Ann Arbor, Events comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.