Events & Exhibitions
Virtual Panel: Reckonings and Forced Confrontations after the Holocaust
Past Event6 July 2021
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.
Virtual Panel: The Politics of Dead Bodies
Past Event15 June 2021
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.
Virtual Panel: On the Trail of the Death Marches
Past Event3 June 2021
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?
Virtual Book Launch: The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed
Past Event25 May 2021
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.
Virtual Book Launch: The Last Ghetto – An Everyday History of Theresienstadt
Past Event19 April 2021
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.
Virtual Talk: Iby and Trude – The Death Marches and Me
Past Event8 April 2021
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.
Virtual Launch: Death Marches: Evidence and Memory
Love in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt in Gurs and New York
Hannah Arendt’s name is most controversially associated with the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and her concept of the banality of evil. This lecture, delivered by Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge, examines another legacy from the Holocaust in Arendt’s thought: love.
Fatal Months: Auschwitz and the End of the Second World War
This lecture looks back at its final months, from the time the camp reached its murderous peak, after the mass deportations of Jews from Hungary, to the arrival of Soviet soldiers in January 1945.