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Baruch College Presents "Frozen Time, Liquid Memories"



 

 

NEW YORK, NY-March 19, 2015 -The Jewish Studies Center (JSC) at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College presents Dragan Kujundzic's “Frozen Time, Liquid Memories (1942-2012)” on Tuesday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. at 17 Lexington Avenue in the Skylight Room 306. The footage, filmed by Dragan Kujundzic, commemorates the seventy years since the two round-ups of the Jews, one in Novi Sad (today, Serbia) in January 1942, and the other in Paris in July 1942. The archival footage includes the last interview with the foremost historian of the Novi Sad Racija, Pavle Sosberger, filmed in June 2011 as well as footage from the commemoration of the Vel d' Hiv in Hotel de Ville (City Hall) in Paris during the summer of 2012. The deportation of children is further explored in the footage taken in the Musee Memorial des Enfants du Vel d'Hiv (Memorial Museum of the Children of Vel d'Hiv) in Orleans, and in interviews with one of the only two then-child Vel d’ Hiv survivors, Marcel Weltman-Aron. Filmed on location in Novi Sad, Serbia and Paris, Orleans and Avignon, France this film is presented in Serbian and French with English subtitles.

Dragan Kujundzic is a Professor of Film and Media Studies, Jewish, Germanic and Slavic Studies, at the University of Florida. He is the author of numerous articles in critical theory, deconstruction and literary criticism. He has edited “Deconstruction, A Merry Science” (1985), “Khoraographies for Jacques Derrida on July 15, 2000” (2000), “Who or What -Jacques Derrida” (2008) and two volumes on J. Hillis Miller, “J” (2005) and “Provocations to Reading” (2005). His other publications include monographs “Critical Exercises” (Belgrade, 1983), “The Returns of History” (New York, 1997) and “Tongue in Heat” (Moscow, 2003). He is currently working on the new monograph, “Ghost Scriptum,” a book based on his recent film “The First Sail: J. Hillis Miller,” and is finalizing a production copy of his second film, “Frozen Time, Liquid Memories,” on the Holocaust in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Paris, France, in 1942.

 

This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP for this event, please contact the JSC at jewish.studies.center@baruch.cuny.edu

 

WHAT:  “Dragan Kujundzic presents ‘Frozen Time, Liquid Memories (1942-2012)’”

 

WHEN:    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

                10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  

WHERE:  Baruch College - Lawrence and Eris Field Building
               17 Lexington Avenue,
               Skylight Room, Room 306

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About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu


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