Rain of Ash Book Talk
Jewish and Roma people died side by side in the Holocaust, yet in the years and decades following the war, the Jewish experience of genocide has increasingly occupied the attention of legal experts, scholars, educators, curators, and politicians, while Europe’s Roma experiences went largely ignored. Ari Joskowicz’s new book Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust tells the untold story of how Roma communities turned to Jewish institutions, funding sources, and professional networks as they sought recognition and reparations.
Rain of Ash provides a revelatory account of the unequal but necessary entanglement of Jewish and Romani quests for historical justice and the self-representation that challenges us to radically rethink the way we remember the Holocaust.
Joskowicz will be in conversation with Dr. Petra Gelbart, a grandchild of Roma Holocaust survivors and an ethnomusicologist and music therapist who has been researching Holocaust commemoration for two decades.
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