February 12, 2013, Dr. Alan Rosen Presents “The Wonder of their Voices”

Published: July 5th, 2013

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February 12, 2013, Dr. Alan Rosen Presents “The Wonder of their Voices”

On the evening of February 12, Dr. Alan Rosen presented a program at the University of Florida about his research on a series of some of the earliest oral history interviews ever conducted with Holocaust survivors.

The importance of these early interviews with Holocaust survivors, recorded by Dr. David Boder in the years immediately following World War II, are detailed in Rosen’s book, “The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder.” The event included a book signing.

Dr. Rosen earned his PhD in literature and religion at Boston University, where he studied under renowned Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel. He has taught Holocaust literature at universities in the United States and Israel, and Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Rosen is the author of two monographs, “Sounds of Defiance: The Holocaust, Multilingualism, and the Problem of English” and “Dislocating the End: Climax, Closure, and the Invention of Genre.”

From 2004 to 2005, Rosen was the Ruth Meltzer Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania at. He has published over a dozen scholarly articles on the Holocaust in literature, and is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards for his work, including from Bar-Ilan University and the National Center for Genocide Studies.


The event was sponsored by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and UF Hillel.


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