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If the Whole Body Dies: A Staged Reading

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


  • Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room


Professor Robert Skloot, a noted expert on theatre and the Holocaust, will lead a group of GVSU students in a staged reading of his play If the Whole Body Dies, a work about Raphael Lemkin and his quest to establish an international Treaty Against Genocide. “I believe Lemkin was one of the great citizens of the world in the 20th century,” Skloot says, “someone whose visionary efforts truly changed the way the subject of genocide (a word he coined in 1944) will always be known and understood.” 

Following the one-act play, Professor Skloot will facilitate an audience discussion. 

An Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Robert Skloot is the author of four important books and numerous articles on the theatre of the Holocaust. Besides receiving awards for both his teaching and research, and directing over 40 plays at the University of Wisconsin, Skloot has served as a Fulbright professor in Israel, Austria, Chile, and The Netherlands.


Professor Rob Franciosi

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