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Virtual Event: Acclaimed Historian and Author to Discuss the Story behind Photo of Murder in the Holocaust

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 23, 2021

Dr. Wendy Lower

MAHWAH, N.J. – 0n October 6 at 7 p.m., Dr. Wendy Lower, in conversation with Ramapo College librarian Christina Connor and Gross Center Director Michael A. Riff, will share the gripping story of the photograph she discovered at the U.S. Holocaust Museum taken at the moment of the murder of a Jewish woman by a Ukrainian collaborator during the Holocaust.

The image is at the center of her most recent book, The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed, published in February 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  In addition to Ramapo College’s Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the event’s co-sponsors are the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center of Queensborough Community College/CUNY, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point and the Florida-based Gross Family Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Holocaust.

Registration to attend via Zoom is at:

Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History and Director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College. She earned a Ph.D. in European History from the American University in Washington, D.C. Her highly acclaimed book, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (2013) was a finalist for the National Book Award and has been translated into 23 languages.

For information or to request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact or call 201-684-7409.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World ReportKiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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