Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen
|Date||Tue, Jun 22, 6:30pm - 7:30pm|
The Defiant Requiem Foundation invites you to a special presentation with board member Menachem Z. Rosensaft: Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen
The son of two survivors of the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, Menachem Z. Rosensaft has long been a leader in Holocaust remembrance activities. He is the founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and a member of the Beirat der Stiftung niedersächsische Gedenkstätten (Advisory Council of the Foundation for Memorial Sites in Lower Saxony, Germany, including Bergen-Belsen). Mr. Rosensaft is associate executive vice president and general counsel of the World Jewish Congress, and teaches about the law of genocide at the law schools of Columbia and Cornell Universities. Of his poems, Mr. Rosensaft says, “My poems emerge, more often than not uninvited, insisting that I listen and give them life, insisting, often relentlessly, that I forge them into an autonomous existence outside myself” and “My poems allow me to at least try to confront God in the aftermath of the Holocaust.”
Please join us on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 6:30pm for a powerful and inspiring evening as Mr. Rosensaft presents selections from Poems Born in Bergen-Belsen with an introduction by Foundation Board Chair, Stuart E. Eizenstat.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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