Burning Coal Theatre Company welcomes University of North Carolina Department of History professor Karen Auerbach for a pre-show discussion entitled Memory of a Multiethnic Past in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. This 50 minute discussion is open to anyone with a ticket for any performance of the Iron Curtain Trilogy ($5 for others). NOTE: This event will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm at the Iron Curtain Trilogy Warehouse, 117 S. West Street, Raleigh.
ABOUT KAREN AUERBACH
Professor Auerbach’s research focuses on the social history of Polish Jews in the nineteenth and twentieth century, especially issues relating to Jewish integration, urban life, and the evolution of Polish Jewish identifications. Her first book, published in 2013, is a microhistory of Jewish families who were neighbors in an apartment building in Warsaw after the Holocaust, exploring the reconstruction of communities and identifications in postwar Poland. She is currently researching the history of Jewish publishers of Polish books in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, in particular their involvement in Polish cultural, social and political circles, as well as information networks and the history of Yiddish in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust. Auerbach’s teaching focuses on modern Jewish history, East European Jewish History and the Holocaust. (information obtained from UNC Department of History’s website)