Fest Cultural Forum:
The Jewish Experience in Luxembourg
Friday, August 12, 2022 from 10AM-12:30PM
Ozaukee Non-Profit Center in Grafton, WI – 2360 Dakota Drive, Grafton, WI
(Virtual Viewing Option Available)
Join us for a cultural and educational forum during Luxembourg Fest Weekend! This year the discussion will center around the Jewish Experience in Luxembourg with featured speaker Renée Wagener from Luxembourg and LACS Curator Serena Stuettgen. Both speakers will be presenting in-person at the Ozaukee Nonprofit Center in Grafton, WI. The Forum will have two presentations followed by a question-and-answer session, allowing for a deeper discussion into this fascinating topic. Light refreshments and educational materials provided for in-person attendees. Virtual attendees will receive digital educational materials. A recording of the forum will be available to both in-person and virtual registrants for a limited time following the event.
In-Person Option: Ozaukee Nonprofit Center (2360 Dakota Dr, Grafton, WI 53024)
Ticket Cost: $30 for LACS members, $35 for non-members Cost includes refreshments and educational materials. Doors Open at 9:30am.
Virtual Option (Limited tickets available): Watch the Live Forum Online
Ticket Cost: $15
Cost includes digital educational materials.
Registration is required for both in-person and virtual participation.
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RENÉE WAGENER, PHD is a Luxembourgish historian and former journalist. Her doctoral dissertation treated the history of Judaism and Antisemitism
in Luxembourg. She has collaborated on different research projects on Luxembourgish history at the University of Luxembourg, her research areas being social history of 19th and 20th century Luxembourg, gender history, history of suffrage and of emancipation movements (women, workers, Jews). She was co- commissioner for an exhibition on the hundredth anniversary of the introduction of universal suffrage in Luxembourg, organized by the Luxembourgish Parliament and the National Museum for History and Art. Since 2021, Wagener is a member of the research project on intellectual and material practices of historians, focusing on the Luxembourgish historian Gilbert Trausch, at the University of Luxembourg. She is a member of the administrative board of the weekly newspaper “woxx”, of the “Fondation Lydie Schmit’’ and of the “Établissement de radiodiffusion socio-culturel 100,7.”
SERENA STUETTGEN is the LACS Museum Curator and manages the artifact collection, exhibits, and research center. Before joining the LACS in April 2019, she worked for six years in various roles at Milwaukee’s Pabst Mansion, was an art handler for Guardian Fine Art Services, and interned at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Her education includes a Master of Arts from UW-Milwaukee with an emphasis in Public History and a certificate in Museum Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Religious Studies and History. Her academic research centered around 19th century religious nationalism in Germany and the lead up to both World Wars, as well as displaced persons camps after World War 2.