Dr. Simon J. Bronner
Dr. Simon J. Bronner
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Bronner to present family Holocaust saga

Penn State Harrisburg’s Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will conclude its 2012-13 calendar of events with a presentation by Dr. Simon Bronner titled “From Auschwitz to America: A Holocaust Family Saga,” 12:00-1:00 p.m., April 9, 2013 in the Gallery Lounge, W-107 Olmsted.

The presentation, part of the college Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) commemoration activities, is free and open to the public. A reception with kosher foods will follow.

Accompanied by rare photographs, Bronner’s presentation tells the story of his family, whose Holocaust saga begins with residence in Oswiecim, Poland, now known more commonly as Auschwitz.

Dr. Bronner is a Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at Penn State Harrisburg and is the lead scholar of the Holocaust and Jewish Studies Center. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including several on Jewish studies topics: Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity; Greater Harrisburg's Jewish Community; and Jewishness: Expression, Identity, and Representation. Bronner also currently serves as a consultant for the upcoming “They Call It Auschwitz” exhibition on Oswiecim at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.