Dr. Joan Gluckauf Haahr Discusses Her New Book With Honors Students

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Dr. Joan Gluckauf Haahr

On Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, the Yeshiva College Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Honors Program hosted a conversation with Dr. Joan Gluckauf Haahr, YU professor emerita, and Dr. William Stenhouse, professor of history, about her new book, Prisoners of Memory: A Jewish Family from Nazi Germany (Full Circle Press, 2021).

The event was arranged in cooperation with the Library Book Talk series.

The book explores the pre-war lives, deportations and deaths of her grandparents and other close family members at the hands of the Nazis.

Yaakov Sundel ’24YC, an Honors student who attended the talk, was clearly moved by Dr. Haahr’s discussion: “It was very inspiring to see someone willing to parse through tragedy to find their family’s history.”

Dr. Eliezer Schnall, director of the Honors program, was thrilled to welcome Dr. Haahr back to YU to speak about her new book since she was his professor when he attended Yeshiva College.  “It was an honor to introduce Dr. Haar to the students,” he said. “She was a gifted professor from whom I learned a great deal, and now many others will have the same opportunity with her fascinating and important new book.”