An International Conference Depicting Violated Jewish Women During the Holocaust
In Memory of Nava Semel
Beck Hall, Bar‑Ilan University, Israel
Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 9:30-17:15
The Remember the Women Institute, New York
The Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University
With the Cooperation of:
The Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Center for the Study of Women in Judaism, Bar‑Ilan University
The Sal Van Gelder Center for the Study of Holocaust Teaching, Bar‑Ilan University
The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Bar‑Ilan University
The Department of Jewish Art, Bar‑Ilan University
First Session: Violated Jewish Women during the Holocaust (English)
Chair: Prof. Zehavit Gross, Director, the Sal Van Gelder Center for the Study of Holocaust Teaching, Bar‑Ilan University
Dr. Rochelle Saidel, Remember the Women Institute, "Violated Women during the Holocaust: An Overview"
Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth, Middle Tennessee State University, "Nava Semel as a Retrospective Voice of Jewish Women in the Holocaust"
Dr. Batya Brutin, Remember the Women Institute and Bar-Ilan University, "Violated Jewish Women during the Holocaust in the Visual Arts"
Round Table Discussion: Depictions of Violated Women during the Holocaust by Second Generation Female Artists-An Intergenerational Memory
Moderator: Dr. Batya Brutin, Remember the Women Institute, Bar‑Ilan University
Artist Participants: Ayana Friedman, Anat Masad, Dvora Morag, Hana Shir, Dvora Weg Zelichov
Second Session: Violated Women during the Holocaust in Various Art Forms (English)
Chair: Prof. Yael Shemesh, Director, The Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Institute for the Study of Women in Judaism, Bar‑Ilan University
Dr. Liat Steir-Livny, Sapir College and The Open University, "The Misrepresentation of Women Holocaust Survivors in Israeli Fiction Films"
Ronnie Sarnat, Israeli filmmaker, "Excerpts from her documentary, Screaming Silence"
Dr. Mor Presiado, Bar‑Ilan University, "Violence against Women during the Holocaust: A Multi-Generational Look at Art"
Rebecca Pristoop, "Art Depicting Violated Women in Other Genocides"
Session In Memory of Nava Semel (English)
Introduction: Dr. Batya Brutin
Greetings by the Honorable Colette Avital, Director, Center of Organizations of Holocaust Survivors in Israel
Short Movie about Nava Semel (created by Aya Elia)
Remarks by Ilil Semel
Presentation of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research "Jewish Women's Holocaust Voices Award" to Noam Semel in memory of Nava Semel and response by Noam Semel
Musical/Dramatic presentation in memory of Nava Semel
Remembering Nava Semel-panel discussion (English)
Introduced by Dr. Batya Brutin
Prof. Judy Baumel-Schwartz: "Nava Semel, My Friend: Shared Memories of
an Uncommon Past" (English\Hebrew)
Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel: "Nava Semel's Connection to Remember the Women
Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth: "My Encounters with Nava Semel and Her Work"
Closing remarks about the Conference: Dr. Rochelle Saidel and Prof. Judy Baumel-Schwartz