Hideouts: The Architecture of Survival in the Holocaust

Wednesday, February 1st 2023, 5:00pm
2121 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94720

Join us for "Hideouts: The Architecture of Survival in the Holocaust," a program and reception co-hosted by Taube PhilanthropiesThe Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, and UC Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies, and co-sponsored by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

The event features Dr. Natalia Romik, 2022 Dan David Prize Laureate, architect, Holocaust researcher, curator, and artist. Dr. Romik will be in conversation with Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and Associate Adjunct Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of Music and the Center for Jewish Studies.

Dr. Romik's work focuses on Jewish memory and Holocaust commemoration in Eastern Europe, particularly Poland and Ukraine. Dr. Romik will present her current research and exhibition project, which explores and preserves the unusual hiding places used by Jews in the Holocaust. Romik's work combines archival investigation, theoretical research, architectural design, artistic practice, and social engagement. She has dedicated her efforts to investigating and preserving Jewish memory, especially its material and architectural traces, and the forgotten legacy of shtetls – small, historically Jewish towns.