Scholar discusses role of watching interviews in connecting

The visual component of video interviews with survivors of the Holocaust is what distinguishes these from other forms of documenting survivors’ life stories, whether in written form or audio recording. But what is the difference between watching these stories rather than simply reading or listening to them?

Jeffrey Shandler, a Jewish studies scholar, will explore the role of these video interviews in the presentation, “Seeing as Believing: Watching Videotaped Interviews With Holocaust Survivors.”

Shandler, professor and chair of Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, will deliver the annual Dr. Maurice Sitomer Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall, room 203 at Vassar College. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.

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