Friday, July 29, 2011

Deaf Holocaust

After finishing a four-month fellowship at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Mark Zaurov is speaking about the Deaf Holocaust in talks around the U.S. Zaurov is deaf himself and is a Ph.D candidate at Germany's University of Hamburg. Besides looking into what life was like in Germany for the deaf before WW II, he has researched newspapers published by and for the Deaf, the relationship between Deaf Jews and Deaf Germans, and the changes that occurred with Hitler's rise to power. Read more about Zaurov and his work here.