Wednesday, April 10

documents from American Red Cross concerning whereabouts of a deceased relative

"Whereabouts Unknown"

Photo Credit: Karen Frostig

Day of Remembrance : Part Two

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This second in a two-day series of events is an opportunity to reclaim the memory of people who died in the Jungfernhof concentration camp in Riga, Latvia, as well as the history of unmarked graves in the Waltham area. Cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies, Women’s Studies Research Center, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Center for Community Partnerships and Civic Transformation (COMPACT), Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.

"Memory and the Ethics of Memorialization" Panel

10 a.m.-noon, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library and online

Panelists: Thomas Lutz, emeritus head, Topography of Terror Museum, Berlin; Hannah M. Lessing, secretary general, National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism; Ilya Lensky, director, Jews in Latvia Museum. Facilitator: Karen Frostig, Women’s Studies Research Center scholar and professor of art, Lesley University. Moderator: Laurel Leff, professor of journalism, Northeastern University.

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2 p.m.-5:15 p.m., Sherman Function Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

The contemplative program, led by Karen Frostig and cantor Alicia Stillman of Temple Israel, includes the ceremonial installation of the Mourning Shroud for group burial. Closing performance by the Brandeis University Chorus (Robert Duff, director). 

Online option: A video interview with five Jungfernhof survivors and a presentation on the search for a mass grave at the Jungfernhof camp will be live streamed on Zoom.

Register to attend the Zoom webinarDirector Karen Frostig interviews "Five Survivors of the Jungfernhof concentration camp,” that captures rare footage of five survivors reconvening, 80 years after liberation. multi-year search for a lost mass grave at the Jungfernhof concentration camp. 3:10 pm

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The Marriage of Art & Text

10 a.m.-4 p.m., University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room (Brandeis Library, Level 2)

University Archives and Special Collections presents a selection of printed and manuscript material in which image, design, and text combine to tell a story. On view are rare medieval manuscripts, incunabula, Art Deco journals, artists’ books, woodcut illustrations, fore-edge paintings, and much more. Curated by Surella Seelig, GSAS MA’05, exhibits and digitization archivist.
Music at Mandel: Chamber Singers

Noon, Mandel Center for Humanities

Put the day on pause with an informal concert by Brandeis’ premier choral ensemble. Robert Duff, director. Sponsored by the Department of Music.
Dancing Through Deis Performance

4:30-5:30 pm, Light of Reason (outside the Rose Art Museum)

Original contemporary pointe choreography interacting with the Light of Reason. Irina Znamirowski ‘24, choreographer. Dancers: Irina Znamirowski '24, Grace Delaney '26, Carrie Wong '27.

Poetry Open Mic

7- 8:30 p.m., Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Brandeis University Library is sponsoring a poetry open mic night. Light refreshments will be provided. All in the Brandeis community are encouraged to attend, and to read a poem or just listen! Featuring Greg Roitbourd '26 and other members of the Creative Writing program. This is an open event, and all in the Brandeis community are encouraged to participate, either by stepping up to the mic with a poem or two, or simply dropping in to listen!