Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators

hellercroppedFor some Tennesseans, the Holocaust is more than a tragic chapter of history; it is a personal journey of pain and survival. Learn the stories of these fascinating local men and women at a special lecture by UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media Associate Professor Rob Heller.

With the Tennessee Holocaust Commission, Dr. Heller has spent the last five years traveling Tennessee and recording the stories of the state’s Holocaust survivors and liberators in Living On: Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators. His photographs and interviews have been exhibited throughout the state. A smaller version of the exhibit has traveled to cities in Poland. Heller’s documentary project is featured in a book published by UT Press.

Join Professor Heller for a lecture on this important project on Monday, December 8, at 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of Hodges Library. Heller will describe how his own life has been impacted by the project and present a slideshow with images from the exhibit.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Parking for this event is available in the University Center garage; normal rates apply. For questions, please call 865-974-2180.

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