University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


No Generation of Silence: American Jews and the Holocaust in the Post-War Era

No Generation of Silence: American Jews and the Holocaust in the Post-War Era

Hasia Diner, New York University
Jewish Studies Community Lecture Series
March 21, 2012 7:30 p.m.
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Ave S, Minneapolis

American Jews in the two decades after the end of World War II found many ways to make the tragedy that had engulfed their people in Europe at the hands of the German Nazis a part of their communal culture. The Holocaust loomed large for them. How did postwar American Jews experiment with language and ideas to keep alive the memories of those who had perished in Europe-- and use their memories to effect changes in the world of the late 1940s through the early 1960s?

Hasia Diner is Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University and director of the Goldstein Goren Center for American Jewish History. Her many books include We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945-1962, winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies. She was the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship.

This Event is Free & Open to the Public

For more information please contact the Center for Jewish Studies at e-mail:, phone: 612-624-4914.

This series is made possible by a generous gift in memory of Julia K. & Harold Segall.

Sponsoring Partners: U of M Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, U of M Immigration History Research Center, U of M Depart. of History, Mount Zion Congregation, National Council of Jewish Women- St Paul Section, Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, and Temple Israel.