The Banality of Evil: A Conversation on Theatre and the Holocaust featuring Moises Kaufman in Conversation with Allan Havis | Virtual

Moises Kaufman
Oct 12, 2023
5:00 PM–6:30 PM

In 2006, an album of photographs from Auschwitz landed on the desk of an archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The photographs documented the many ways SS camp guards made life for themselves at the German death camp tolerable, even enjoyable. As news of the extraordinary find spread worldwide, a German businessman discovered his own grandfather in one of the pictures. What was he to do with this shocking discovery? This is the ethical dilemma at the heart of the play “Here there are blueberries,” conceived and directed by the Venezuelan theatre director Moisés Kaufman.

A playwright, filmmaker, and founder of the Tectonic Theater Project, Kaufman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious National Medal of Arts and Humanities. He will be in conversation with Allan Havis, a professor in the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and an award-winning playwright.

Registration is required and now open:

Virtual Attendance


About the Holocaust Living History Workshop

This event is a part of the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW) series, an education and outreach program sponsored by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies program. It aims to preserve the memories of the victims and survivors of the Holocaust by offering public events involving witnesses, descendants and scholars and through the use of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive. Past HLHW workshops are now part of the Library’s digital collections and can be accessed online.

Sponsor: Co-sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt College