2016 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Barbara Engelking will address how dreams, which are most often used during psychotherapy, can also be a historical source–a testimony to the experiences of specific people in a certain cultural context at a specific moment in time. Dreams from the time of the Holocaust show victims’ diversity of emotions, inexpressible experiences, and longing for their relatives.
Professor Engelking is a renowned Holocaust researcher and is well known for her work related to the history of the Warsaw ghetto. She is the founder and current director of the Polish Center of Holocaust Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, a professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences, and serves as chairwoman of the International Auschwitz Council. Professor Engelking has received a number of awards and has published a number of works in multiple languages, including The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City (2009), co-authored with Jacek Leociak.
Professor Barbara Engelking, Director, Polish Center for Holocaust Research
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences
The Ina Levine Invitational Scholar Award, endowed by the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona, enables the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research on the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the American public.
This lecture has been made possible through the generosity of the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum