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's Archive for November, 2012

Alice Herz-Sommer turns 109 today

Alice Herz-Sommer, a Czech Jew, a pianist, and a survivor of Terezin Concentration Camp, is one of the inspirations for the upcoming installation by Moira Roth at The Magnes: Through the Eyes of Rachel Marker, opening January 22. She is the subject of A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer (Macmillan, [...]

Dispatches from the Magnes Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture: An Inquisition Effigy Doll

The Working Group on Modern Jewish Culture is an exciting new initiative of The Magnes, supported by the Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. The Working Group meets monthly, and benefits from the participation of faculty, Magnes curators, and graduate students in Jewish Studies and other area studies. Its ongoing [...]