South Jersey Holocaust Coalition hosts online program with daughter of Holocaust survivors –

Posted By on November 11, 2020

Dora Apel, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, will present a Displaced and Dreaming in Postwar Germany: Memory, Photography and My Parents as Displaced Persons, a free Zoom workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 6:15 p.m.

This program is being hosted by South Jersey Holocaust Coalition and New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, with additional funding from One Jewish Community-Jewish Federation of Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties.

Apel is the W. Hawkins Ferry endowed chair professor emerita in modern and contemporary art history at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is an art historian, cultural critic and author whose work focuses on issues of trauma, memory, gender, race, national identity, globalization and the ruins of capitalism.

Apel, who grew up in Vineland on a poultry farm, has written about her parents' Holocaust experience and its traumatic effects, among other topics, in her recent book Calling Memory into Place. She examines memorials, photographs, artworks and her own experiences of illness and recovery to explore strategies for unforgetting the past, building on the trauma and the resilience inherited from her mothers survival of the Holocaust, as Marianne Hirsch notes.

Educators, students and the public are invited to take part in the session; 1.5 Professional Development hours will be granted to professionals by state Commission on Holocaust Education.

Registration (password protected) is required at

For more information visit the website, South Jersey Holocaust Coalitions Facebook page at South Jersey Holocaust Coalition or by emailing

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