The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present their “Encounters” annual series: “Aftermaths”
A conversation with Roni Mikel-Arieli on her book
Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State: Holocaust Memory in South Africa from Apartheid to Democracy, 1948-1994 (Berlin, 2022)
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 1:00PM (ET) | 20:00 (Jerusalem)
Roni Mikel-Arieli’s book, Remembering the Holocaust in a Racial State, explores how the racially managed society of Apartheid South Africa commemorated the racial destruction of European Jewry by the Nazis. Through the prism of Holocaust memory, this book views South African society as an arena of conflict between the interests and identities of varied groups: from South African Jewry to other sections on South Africa’s political and social spectrum. The book focuses on white perceptions of the Holocaust, as well as investigates the role of Holocaust memory in the anti-Apartheid struggle. In conversation with Mikel-Arieli will be Alon Confino and Amos Goldberg.
Dr. Roni Mikel-Arieli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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