Topic: Holocaust

Esther Adler spoke at Brown-RISD Hillel Sunday to commemorate Yom Hashoa, or Holocaust Memorial Day. Adler escaped Nazi Germany at the age of 15.

News, University News

Holocaust survivor discusses life story in Nazi Germany

April 22, 2018 0 comments

At 94 years old, Esther Adler stepped out from behind a podium that was almost as tall as she was to speak at Brown-RISD Hillel Sunday night. The first thing she said to an almost entirely filled room was that she doesn’t really like to refer to herself as a survivor of the Holocaust.

“Denial” stars Rachel Weisz as Deborah Lipstadt, a professor accused of libel by a historian she called a Holocaust denier. The lack of chemistry between Weisz and the rest of the cast was a reason the film fell short.

Arts & Culture

Film depicting Holocaust denier’s libel suit lacks identity, sells history short

October 26, 2016 2 comments

Few words carry such an immediately visceral cue for solemnity, mourning and remembrance as “Holocaust.”