The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host a remote course with SAGES Teaching Fellow Anthony Wexler titled “Representing the Holocaust: From Night to Maus.”
Wexler will delve into two powerful, and very different, works of Holocaust literature: Elie Wiesel’s iconic first-person testimony, Night (1960), and Art Spiegelman’s remarkable graphic novel, Maus (1991). These works can help us reflect on the meaning of eyewitness testimony, the adequacy of historical accounts, and the evolution of Holocaust memory. By discussing the books in this way, we will better understand how they fit into the larger story of the Holocaust in American life.
The course will be held Tuesdays from Aug. 18 to Sept. 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.