From the Harford County Public Library:
On Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road in Bel Air, Dr. Rebecca Boehling, Founding Director of UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities, will discuss the inspiration for her book Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust – the family’s recently discovered correspondence. Her fascinating and deeply moving book is an account of the Kaufmann-Steinberg family’s life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Learn more about the Kaufmann-Steinberg family’s journey story at the “Meet the Authors” series at McFaul Activity Center on May 23 at 6 p.m., part of the Journey Stories Smithsonian Exhibition coming to various locations throughout Harford County, May 11 – June 6.
Call 410-638-4040 to register.
At UMBC, Dr. Boehling is Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Affiliate Professor of Judaic Studies; she teaches modern European history, Holocaust Studies, and European gender and women’s history. In 2005-6 she served as Acting Director of UMBC’s Honors College and in 2007 became the Founding Director of UMBC’s Dresher Center for the Humanities. Over the years her scholarship has been recognized with a Fulbright fellowship, a German Academic Exchange Service Grant, a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies fellowship and a Volkswagen Foundation fellowship in postwar German history. She is currently Senior Non-resident Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, D.C.
Journey Stories is part of The Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Maryland Humanities Council. The exhibition and accompanying programs are offered to the public through a partnership between the Harford County Department of Community Services and Harford County Public Library.