The HGRP’s inaugural, co-located exhibition will uncover how forensic and other evidence about the death marches has been gathered since the end of the Holocaust. It chronicles how researchers and others attempted to recover the death march routes – and those who did not survive them.
For the final event in our Death Marches: Evidence and Memory series, we are delighted to be joined by Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg BEM. Mr Goldberg will be led in conversation by Professor Dan Stone, one of the co-curators of the Death Marches exhibition, and share his experiences of his own death march journey and liberation. There will also be time for an audience Q&A.
As part of the Death Marches: Evidence and Memory exhibition events series, we are pleased to announce a virtual panel of speakers who will discuss different ways of commemorating the death marches, including pilgrimages, memorials at former Nazi camps and other sites of significance, and artistic and photographic responses to such sites.
We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the latest scholarship in the field of Holocaust and genocide studies to attend.
As part of the Death Marches: Evidence and Memory exhibition events series, we are pleased to announce a virtual panel of speakers who will discuss aspects of reckonings with the Holocaust in the immediate post-war period. Panellists will explore the disintegration of the camps system; ‘forced confrontations’ between Allied militaries and the German civilian population; post-war trials of perpetrators involved in the death marches; and the lives of Holocaust survivors in the aftermath of liberation.
As part of the Death Marches: Evidence and Memory exhibition events series, we are pleased to announce a virtual panel of speakers who will discuss the forensic turn in Holocaust and genocide studies. The panel will address how forensic evidence, such as sites of mass burial and human remains, has informed research and remembrance of genocide, as well as political and ethical dealings with sites of mass atrocity. Speakers will discuss forensic archaeology and exhumations of mass graves related to the Spanish Civil War, the Holocaust and the Second World War, and the afterlives of related sites.
As part of the Death Marches: Evidence and Memory exhibition events series, we are pleased to announce a virtual panel of speakers who will discuss the sources and new research methods that have uncovered different aspects of the history of the death marches and the end of the Second World War. What sources do scholars use to recover and narrate this difficult past? Which forms do those narrations take?
The terrible mass shootings in Poland and the Ukraine are often neglected in studies of the Holocaust, because the perpetrators were meticulously careful to avoid leaving any evidence of their actions. Wendy Lower stumbled across one such piece of evidence – a photograph documenting the shooting of a mother and her children and the men who killed them – and from it has crafted The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed, a forensically brilliant and moving study that brings the larger horror of the genocide into focus.
Join Dr Anna Hájková in conversation with Prof Dan Stone to discuss her newest book, The Last Ghetto – An Everyday History of Theresienstadt. Terezín, as it was known in Czech, or Theresienstadt as it was known in German, was operated by the Nazis between November 1941 and May 1945 as a transit ghetto for Central and Western European Jews before their deportation for murder in the East. Terezín was the last ghetto to be liberated, one day after the end of the Second World War.
Iby Knill BEM and Trude Silman MBE will be in conversation with Tracy Craggs (Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association) to discuss their experiences before, during and after the Holocaust, in particular the effect that the death marches have had on their lives.
Join the HGRP as it launches its first, co-located exhibition Death Marches: Evidence and Memory, on display at The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, and Huddersfield’s Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre in 2021.