Monika Flaschka, visiting assistant professor at the College of Wooster, presented “International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Purpose and Politics of Memory” in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center last month.
Flaschka, who works in Wooster’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, has served as a Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Her research has focused on sexual assaults during the Holocaust and the precipitating factors behind those assaults.
The presentation was sponsored by the YSU Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies and was in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jan. 27 marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated this day as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, an annual day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Nazi-era.