Noted photographer Judy Glickman Lauder speaks about the "Danish exception"

an oven inside a Polish concentration campPhoto/Judy Glickman Lauder

Judy Glickman Lauder's photograph "Crematory oven, Auschwitz extermination camp, Poland"

Judy Glickman Lauder has been photographing Holocaust sites throughout Europe since the late 1980s, and her work is held in prestigious institutions around the world. On March 11, the philanthropist, humanitarian and noted photographer delivered a talk at Brandeis to mark the publication of her new photobook, ”Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception." (See above for a slideshow of photos included in the book.)

In words and pictures, “Beyond the Shadows” tells the story of the Danish rescue of 90 percent of the country's Jews as the Nazis were about to transport its entire Jewish population to concentration camps. When asked how she selected which photographs to include, Glickman Lauder said, “I’ve lived with these photographs for 30 years, and these are the ones that keep haunting me.”

Through her work, Glickman Lauder argues passionately for the relevance of the Holocaust story today and the lessons it teaches about social justice and resilience.

“We have to be totally active. We have to have our eyes open. We have to stand in the way of all injustice and all hatred at all times,” she said.

“The Holocaust is an example of what hate can lead to if it is unchecked... But we are also capable of rising above that, counteracting that, and of making a difference.”

The on campus seminar was moderated by Laura Jockusch, Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies, and co-sponsored by the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and Division of Institutional Advancement.

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