September 22, 2011

Professor Uta Larkey's Book, 'Life And Loss In The Shadow Of The Holocaust'

The Friends of the Goucher College Library presented Dr. Uta Larkey, Goucher College Associate Professor of German and co-author of Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust (2011) on October 11. Professor Larkey lectured about the book, which details the traumatic struggle of one Jewish family before, during, and after the Holocaust. In Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust, the Kaufmann-Steinberg family's story offers a personal, emotional context for the obstacles facing Jews attempting to emigrate from Nazi Germany during the 1930s.

Dr. Larkey, a professor at Goucher since 1996 and director of the German program, teaches courses in German language and culture, as well as in Jewish, Holocaust, and film studies. Her research interests include German film after 1945, culture and memory, German-Jewish studies, film and literature of the Holocaust, oral history and memory of Holocaust survivors, and right-wing women in contemporary Germany. Dr. Larkey is the recipient of various grants and research fellowships, and she has presented numerous professional papers at national and international conferences and seminars.

The book is available in the Goucher College Library.