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Feb. 22 program will examine how the Holocaust is remembered

Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Poland
Railway tracks lead into the Auschwitz death camp, where Nazis killed more than 1 million Jews. (Colin C Murphy/Unsplash)
How do societies remember, and come to terms with, their pasts? What is public memory, and how can it both obscure and illuminate historical reality? How do we reckon publicly with violent and repressive histories?

The DePaul Humanities Center will host Dr. Daniel Greene, president of Chicago's Newberry Library, to discuss these questions on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Greene was a contributing historian to Ken Burns's latest documentary series, "The U.S. and the Holocaust," and he curated "Americans and the Holocaust," an exhibition for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., that helped inspire the Burns series.

Greene will engage in conversation with College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences professors Anna Souchuk and Matthew Girson. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Student Center, Room 120 A/B.

The Burns documentary is accessible to DePaul faculty, staff, and students through the University Library.