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“How to Hide” The Dybbukast

episode 6: “How to Hide”

In this episode, presented in collaboration with Lilith Magazine, we’ll hear excerpts from and explore issues intersecting with a creative non-fiction essay published in Lilith in 1994 titled “How to Hide: Instructions from a Daughter of Survivors.” The work describes how certain perspectives and life behaviors, influenced by their parents’ experiences in the Holocaust, show up for the children of survivors. 

Karen Propp, the author of the essay, shares her experiences and points of inspiration for the piece, and Dr. Laura Levitt, a professor of religion, Jewish studies and gender at Temple University, takes us through the ways in which our public discourse around the Holocaust evolved while also discussing relationships to historical trauma.

To Listen to this Podcast go to: https://player.simplecast.com/ffd23142-ab38-4f85-9b6f-3601e0c9d96b?dark=true

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Healing as Metaphor? An Interview with Laura Levitt, by Megan McCabe in Political Theology

To read this interview:

UPDATE: Now open-access at https://politicaltheology.com/healing-as-a-metaphor-an-interview-with-laura-levitt/

link to earlier version:

https://www-tandfonline-com.libproxy.temple.edu/doi/pdf/10.1080/1462317X.2021.1899437?needAccess=true

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The Objects That Remain

The Objects that Remain: Reckoning with Trauma through “Sacred” Evidence

“When we consider criminal evidence—proof positive that terrible things happened—we often imagine their role in a courtroom. But not all evidence operates that way. Most of the tainted objects held even in police property rooms never make their way to court. In the case of the vast trove of rescued Holocaust objects held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), which have likewise never been to court, we often think about their role as empirical, historical evidence of the crimes of genocide perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators. And yet there are those intangible qualities that attract us to such objects, that draw our attention.”

Read More at Penn State University Press, Tumblr! https://pennstateuniversitypress.tumblr.com/

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Review The Objects That Remain

affecognitive, religion, film, affect, academica: Laura Levitt The Objects that Remain

“Levitt’s careful attention to the scenes of her own trauma do not reveal her ‘self’ to us, her readers, however. Instead, her words initiate a harmonic resonance between the objects in (and of) her traumatic memory and the objects in (and of) other traumas, other experiences, and other wounded sites of memory and loss. In writing toward these resonances, Levitt herself is both in the story and on the banks of its flow, both the object (subject) of reflection–as in a confession–but also able to step outside the flow of the story by showing up the process of thinking and writing.” (M. Gail Hamner)

Read the full review essay: https://affecognitive.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/laura-levitt-the-objects-that-remain/?fbclid=IwAR2n812JjxHnE8UH0ufmYq8Tle_USD6xdgSys0Qt5nlVOwEyoN0X3Der3Wc

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The Objects That Remain

On Objects, Trauma, and Loss

By Kali Handelman and Laura Levitt

Published on February 4, 2021

Kali Handelman interviews Laura Levitt about her new book, The Objects That Remain

To Read the Full Interview:

https://therevealer.org/on-objects-trauma-and-loss/

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“Fragile Threads Featuring a conversation w/ Author Laura Levitt,” The Amy Beth Arkawy Show Blog Talk Radio

To Listen to this Show: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/amybetharkawyshow/2021/01/22/fragile-threads-featuring-a-conversation-w-author-laura-levitt

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KZFR, “Peace and Social Justice” Chico, CA, An Interview

January 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

To listen to this a recording of this show (about 30 minutes in): http://www.kzfr.org/broadcasts/24131

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Interview with KPFT, Houston, TX “The Progressive Forum”

Stay Tuned for Broadcast Time (January/February 2021)! https://kpft.org/programming/newstalk/progressive-forum/

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Interview: on WRFG Atlanta, “Alternative Perspectives”

Broadcast Time: To Be Announced (January/February 2021)

https://wrfg.org/alternativeperspectives/

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The Objects That Remain

Radio Interview KGNU, Denver, with Claudia Cragg

Broadcast Time: To Be Announced (January/February 2021).

https://www.kgnu.org/ht/listencomp.html