Professor Naomi Seidman To Speak At CBS

SeidmanElie Wiesel's Night (La Nuit), an autobiographical account of the author's experiences in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, stands beside Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl as the most widely read and influential testimony about the Holocaust. Before Wiesel published the French and English translations of Night, in 1958 and 1960, respectively, he produced Un di velt hot geshvign (And the World Remained Silent), a Yiddish telling of the same story that is considerably longer than its translations and also different in tone.

CBS is pleased to welcome Professor Naomi Seidman (Graduate Theological Union, UC Berkeley) to campus on Thursday, August 25, for a special presentation exploring the similarities and differences between Un di velt hot geshvign and Night.

TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: CBS Main Meeting Room
COST: $8, CBS members; $12, nonmembers

To register, please click here.

This talk will kick off a new semester of Lifelong Learning at CBS, and will serve as a nice entrée to Dr. Michael Thaler's Elie Wiesel and the Problems of Holocaust Representation, an exciting new mini-course series that will explore the two books in depth to trace Wiesel's trajectory from mute survivor to the world's foremost interlocutor of the Shoah. Dates/times of Dr. Thaler's mini-course will be published soon.