Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations

Yom Hashoah 2012


Victoria Barnett

Alan Iser


Thursday, April 19, 2012; 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Chapel of Saint Joseph - Michael J. Smith Memorial

"Remembering from the Heart:


Thoughts for Yom Ha'Shoah 2012"


  • Dr. Victoria Barnett, Staff Director, Committee on Church Relations, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
  • Response: Rabbi Alan Iser, Adjunct Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Saint Joseph's University

Memory is a function of the mind but it is most meaningful when it also engages the heart.  This is especially true when Jews and Christians come together to reflect on and commemorate the Shoah.  Victoria Barnett will reflect on the challenges that have shaped the post-Shoah interfaith conversation since 1945 and talk about what it means to remember the Shoah today, both historically and religiously. 

The presentation and discussion will be followed immediately by a prayer service of memory and commitment to interfaith amity.