The University of Scranton’s Education for Justice Office will host the presentation “Holocaust Memory and the Tests of Time: Sustainable Remembering of a Relentless Past” by author and cognitive psychology professor Robert N. Kraft, Ph.D. The lecture, which begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, is part of the University’s 2013-2014 Education for Justice theme of “sustainable memory.” The presentation, which will be held in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall, is free and open to the public.
Kraft’s 2002 book, “Memory Perceived: Recalling the Holocaust,” documents patterns of deeply traumatic memory in Holocaust survivors. His most recent book, “Violent Accounts,” analyzes the testimony of violent perpetrators and the confrontations between victims and perpetrators during South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Kraft serves as a professor of cognitive psychology at Otterbein University Westerville, Ohio.
For additional information, call the University’s Education for Justice Office at (570) 941-4051 or visit www.scranton.edu/academics/provost/education-justice/.