August 18 – October 7, 2001
Glickman's contemporary images of Denmark, Germany and Eastern Europe illuminate an important aspect of the European past in an instructive fashion. She seeks to capture the experiences of Danish Jewry in 1943 in their singular response to Nazism—resistance and rescue. She sets these images against a photographic backdrop of the rest of Holocaust-ridden Europe.
A photographer for most of her life, Glickman has been immersing herself in the period of the Holocaust for the last decade, from it drawing what she feels to be her most intensive body of work. Her current exhibition, Resistance and Rescue, has been shown in over 70 venues throughout the world, while her work is currently represented in over 200 private collections throughout the U.S. and also in Europe, Israel and Australia. The artist's son, Brenner Joseph Glickman, graduated from Amherst College in 1993.
Humanity in Action (HIA) develops leaders among American and European university students. Programs focus on the collective and individual protection of European Jews during the Second World War as a way to explore contemporary threats to the rights of minorities. HIA programs connect past and present through international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational inquiries. Amherst College is one of the Humanity in Action Consortium schools. Over the past three years, several students from Amherst have participated in HIA.
September 6, 2001, 4:30 p.m.
The Uncanny Arts of Holocaust Memory
Lecture - James E. Young, Professor of English and Judaic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Stirn Auditorium
Opening Reception to follow in the Mead Art Museum
Professor Young is the author of Writing and Rewriting the Holocaust (1988), The Texture of Memory (1993) which won the National Jewish Book Award in 1994, and At Memory's Edge: After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture. He has also taught at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Harvard University, and Princeton University.