On the Threshold of Oblivion: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors in Chile (In-Person)

Lecturer(s)
Samuel Shats
Photographer
Date
Friday March 24
Time
12-1:30 p.m. ET

Seeking refuge from the horrors of the Holocaust, some survivors rebuilt their lives in Chile, a corner of the world far from the scenes of genocide and war. Today, only a few hundred remain; those who came to Chile as young children or adolescents are now between 75 and 105 years old. Samuel Shats’s photography exhibit, On the Threshold of Oblivion, preserves the personal histories of 31 of these survivors. These subtle and intimate images speak profoundly and sensitively to their experiences of memory, aging, death, resilience, tolerance, and lives constructed beneath the shadows of the past. Join us for a rare opportunity to meet with the photographer, who will share images from this exhibit that shows the capacities of human beings to live meaningful lives after the most traumatic experiences. 

This program is presented in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, CWRU's Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, and the Maltz Museum.

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
Free
Nonmember Cost
Free