Serge and Beate Klarsfeld reflect on their work devoted to tracking down Nazi criminals and restoring the memory of the lives of Jews who died in the Holocaust. They will also discuss the importance of transmitting this work of memory to subsequent generations.
Serge and Beate Klarsfeld have devoted their lives to bringing fugitive Nazis to justice, a mission they pursued for more than half a century. Their work has also focused on restoration of the names and faces of the victims of the Holocaust. Their joint memoir, Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld is being honored as the Jewish Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council. They are also being honored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, while will be presented to them in April 2019.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, European Institute, History Department, and Columbia European Society. It is made possible by support from the Knapp Family Foundation.