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Adult Ed Speaker Henry Greenspan: A Yom Ha-Shoah Talk
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Twenty years ago, Agi Rubin, a survivor of Auschwitz and other camps, described her most memorable interviews: “One thought sparks another, and then another, that I may not have even known I had. That’s the part that is so gratifying. Whatever I think I’m teaching, I’m learning at the same moment. We’re learning together.”
Facilitating “learning together” with survivors has been the core of Hank Greenspan’s work as a psychologist, oral historian, and playwright. In contrast with single testimonies, “learning together” requires sustained exploration rather than a one-time interview. In this talk, Hank will share some of the stunning insights and images that emerged from his interviews illustrated with clips from his play Remnants,
Henry “Hank” Greenspan is a psychologist, oral historian, playwright, and emeritus professor of the University of Michigan. In contrast with conventional one-time “testimonies,” his approach has been to meet with the same survivors multiple times: over months; years; and—with a few people—decades. His findings are most fully summarized in his path-breaking book, On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Beyond Testimony. Many of his plays are also based on his sustained conversations with survivors, especially REMNANTS which was originally broadcast on NPR and has since been staged at more than 300 venues worldwide.
Saturday, April 23 https://SDSU.zoom.us/j/82726356907
7 pm (Open for login at 6:45 pm)