The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will host Andrew Solomon and Dr. Irene Butter in conversation on Sunday, September 15, on the subject, Childhood and Selfhood.
Born in Berlin, Butter grew up Jewish in Nazi-occupied Europe. A survivor of two concentration camps, she came to the US in 1945. Since the late 1980’s she has dedicated her life to Holocaust education and peace activism, teaching students about the Holocaust and the lessons she learned during those traumatic years. She is the co-founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Medal & Lecture series at the University of Michigan, where she is Professor Emerita of Public Health; a co-founder of Zeitouna, an Arab/Jewish women’s group in Ann Arbor; and author of the memoir, Shores Beyond Shores. Butter is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Never a Bystander.
This event is free and open to the public; advance registration is recommended. For more information, and to reserve tickets, please visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage.