EVENT: A Conversation with Esra Özyürek on Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Holocaust Memory in Germany

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The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst present the next event in their annual series: Conversations on Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 1:00PM (EST) / 20:00 (Israel time)

A Conversation with Esra Özyürek on Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Holocaust Memory in Germany

At the turn of the millennium, Muslim-back- ground Germans had rather unexpectedly be- come central to the country’s Holocaust memory culture, not as welcome participants, but as tar- gets for re-education and reform. Esra Ozyurek, based on her ethnographic research spanning from 2006 to 2019, discusses when, how, and why Muslim-background Germans who used to be considered irrelevant to Germany’s attempts to come to terms with its Nazi-era past have moved to the center of Holocaust memory discussions in Germany. The conversation centers on what does this unprecedented interest in Muslim immi- grant Germans’ reactions to the Holocaust mean for Holocaust commemoration itself and for the place of Muslim immigrants in Germany and an enlarged Europe? Conversing with her will be Alon Confino and Amos Goldberg.

Esra Özyürek is Sultan Qaboos Professor in Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values and the Director of Cambridge Interfaith Programme at the Faculty of Divinity University of Cambridge.

This event will be held via ZOOM Webinar, registration is required to attend: 

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qi7d4UllQ2OXiBXvGde3-g

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