In professor Naomi Sokoloff’s recent talk, “Jewish Dogs and the Nazi Beast,” she explored the fascinating intersection between animal studies and Holocaust literature, focusing on memoirs by two Hebrew authors. Alona Frankel and Aharon Appelfeld were Jewish survivors who both spent part of the war years as hidden children. Fleeing human cruelty, seeking refuge in barns and forests, they turned to animals for friendship.
Dr. Sokoloff’s lecture was part of the series, “Lessons (Not) Learned from the Holocaust,” sponsored by the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies.
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