Dr. Simone Gigliotti: "Help Me To Get Home"

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Faculty, Staff, Students


The Frederik Meijer Honors College has partnered with the Joseph Stevens Freedom Endowment and the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids for a guest lecture that will explore how Jewish organizations used film to support Holocaust survivors and refugees. The talk, titled "Help me to get home": Films, Fundraising and Europe's Holocaust Survivors, will feature Dr. Simone Gigliotti from Royal Holloway, University of London. Based on her recent book project, Restless Archive: The Holocaust and the Cinema of the Displaced, the lecture will delve into the use of visual material from 1933-1949 for rescue and refuge promotion.

Date: April 10

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Loosemore Auditorium

(Richard M. DeVos Center, GVSU Pew Grand Rapids campus)

Organizations like the American Joint Distribution Committee and the United Jewish Appeal utilized film to raise funds for survivors, foreseeing the future use of television and social media platforms by charitable organizations. Dr. Simone Gigliotti is a Reader in Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, with a focus on spatialities of the Holocaust, transport-induced displacement, cultural geography, and Jewish refugee diasporas. She has authored several books and edited works related to Holocaust studies and genocide memorialization.

Location Information

Loosemore Auditorium

Richard M. DeVos Center

GVSU Pew GR Campus

Contact Information

Brooks College

[email protected]

(616) 331-8655


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This event was added to the calendar by Maureen Strand (strandm@gvsu.edu) on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 11:37 a.m.