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Robert Skloot and the Theater of Genocide

November 8, 2011 at 7 p.m.

          Keynote Address

“The Theater of Genocide”

East Asian Room, Chester Fritz


 November 9, 2011 at 7 p.m.

A One-Act Play

“If the Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty against Genocide”

The Empire Arts Center.

This special event will demystyfy the challenges of representing genocide through theatre. "If the Whole Body Dies" traces Raphael Lemkin’s obsession with preventing genocide. Lemkin's struggle ultimately resulted in the creation of the United Nations Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.Dr. Robert Skloot is an historian and playwright. he has taught and directed plays at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 1968 and served as an associate vice chancellor from 1996 to 2002. He is the author of The Darkness We Carry: The Drama of the Holocaust and the editor of the two-volume anthology, The Theatre of the Holocaust.