7 2021

Holocaust Speaker Series: Rachael Cerrotti

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

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The Holocaust Speaker Series, held each Wednesday at 11:00 am, features Holocaust survivors and descendants of survivors sharing stories of life before, during, and after the Holocaust. Join us on Wednesday, July 7 at 11:00 am via Zoom with Rachael Cerrotti.

Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning photographer, writer, educator and audio producer as well as the inaugural Storyteller in Residence for USC Shoah Foundation. For over a decade, she has been retracing her grandmother’s Holocaust survival story and documenting the echoes of WWII. In the fall of 2019, she released a narrative podcast, titled We Share The Same Sky, about this story. The show was the first-ever documentary podcast to be based on a Holocaust survivor’s testimony. It was listed as one of the best podcasts of 2019 by HuffPost, as a “Show We Love” by Apple Podcasts, and a “Reader’s Pick” by Vulture Magazine. In addition it received a literary award from The Missouri Review. The show is now being taught in classrooms worldwide, accompanied by educational resources developed by USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness and Echoes & Reflections. Rachael’s memoir, also titled ‘We Share The Same Sky’ will be published in August 2021 and is now available for pre-order. 

Rachael has worked in over a dozen countries; her work has been published and featured by NPR, PRI’s The World, WBUR, GBH, The Washington PostTimes of Israel, BBC and others, as well on podcasts such as Kind World and Israel Story. Rachael is currently producing and co-hosting a new podcast called “The Memory Generation” which digs into USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive and explores what it means to inherit memory.

Generously sponsored by Margaret and Michael Valentine and presented in partnership with the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.