ALBANY–Prof. Atina Grossmann, professor of history at the Cooper Union in New York City will present the 2024 Malka and Eitan Evan Annual Yom Ha-Shoah Lecture on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Standish Room  (Science Library, third floor), at the University of Albany Uptown Campus.

Grossmann, will present on “Trauma, Privilege, and Adventure: Jewish Refugees Between ‘Orient’ and European Catastrophe.”

According to Dr. Federica Francesconi, associate professor, history department and director, of the Judaic studies program at the University at Albany, Dr. Grossmann will examine the ambivalent, paradoxical, and diverse experiences, emotions, and memories of Jews who found refuge from National Socialism and the Holocaust in India and Iran after 1933.

Grossmann’s publications include Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany and Wege in der Fremde: Deutsch-jüdische Begegnungsgeschichte zwischen New York, Berlin, und Teheran (2012), and as co-editor, Shelter from the Holocaust: Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union and Our Courage/Unser Mut: Jews in Europe after 1945 (with K. Bohus 2020). Her current research focuses on “Trauma, Privilege, and Adventure: Jewish Refugees in the “Orient” as well as the entanglements of family memoir and historical scholarship. Her most recent publication on the topic of “Jewish Refugees in Iran and India” is included in the volume Jews and Colonialism, ed. Stefan Vogt (Bloomsbury 2023).

Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. Parking will be available in the Dutch Student Lot. Details may be obtained by calling 518-442-5300, or at [email protected] .