"The Tuchyn Story and the Creation of a Digital and Physical Exhibit" with Dr. Anne Parsons
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 7:30-9 p.m.
Location: Anne Belk Hall, Room 116
Zoom: Register at https://appstate.zoom.us/s/94948791886 to receive the link. Registration required.
BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) is pleased to host a lecture by Dr. Anne Parsons on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 7:30-9 p.m. in Anne Belk Hall Room 116 and via Zoom. Join CJHPS for an evening of storytelling and teaching on the Holocaust and exhibition design.
In her lecture, Parsons will share the story of Jewish mass resistance against the Nazis in the town of Tuchyn, Ukraine, where the Jewish community rose up against the Nazis in 1942. She will share her deeply personal experience as a second-generation Holocaust survivor whose family participated in the Tuchyn resistance and how it led to the development of an interactive, multimedia exhibit.
Dr. Parsons (she/they) is the Director of Public History at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and serves on the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust. She is the author of the book "From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945," published by the University of North Carolina Press, and the exhibit "Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Hospitals." Currently, Parsons directs "Roots of Resistance: The Tuchyn Story," an exhibit about the 1942 Jewish uprising in Ukraine where her extended family members perished.
For more information about the lecture, visit holocaust.appstate.edu/events/tuchyn-story-anne-parsons.
Questions? Contact CJHPS via email at email@example.com or via phone at (828) 262-6118.
About the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies
Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies was founded in 2002 to develop new educational opportunities for students, teachers and the community. Located administratively within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center seeks to strengthen tolerance, understanding and remembrance by increasing the knowledge of Jewish culture and history, teaching the history and meaning of the Holocaust, and utilizing these experiences to explore peaceful avenues for human improvement and the prevention of further genocides. The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies is an associate institutional member of the Association of Jewish Studies, a member of the Association of Holocaust Organizations and a member of the North Carolina Consortium of Jewish Studies. Learn more at holocaust.appstate.edu.
Written by Amy Hudnall
Edited by Lauren Gibbs
January 23, 2024