Tomorrow’s Holocaust Memory

Kobi Kabalek Announcement
Subject Fields
Cultural History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Public History

The Goethe-Institute Israel, the Eva and Marc Besen Institute for the Study of Historical Consciousness and the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Tel Aviv University invite you to:


Tomorrow’s Holocaust Memory

An International Conference


Sunday and Monday, April 29-30, 2018

Gilman Building, Room496 

Tel Aviv University



Sunday, April 29, 2018


11:30 Opening words

Jose Brunner (Tel Aviv University)

Wolf Iro (Goethe Institute, Tel Aviv)

Leora Bilsky (Tel Aviv University)


12:00 The Future of Holocaust Memory: The Broad Perspective

Dan Diner (Hebrew university, Jerusalem)

Between Jewish Past and Universal Future: The Epistemological Meaning of the Holocaust Revisited


Daniel Levy (Stony Brook University, New York)

Holocaust Mnemonics and the Future


14:00 Lunch Break 


15:00 What Remains? The Material Turn in Holocaust Memory

Yechiel Weizmann (Haifa University)

Dissonant Landscape: Jewish Spaces and the Memory of the Holocaust in One Polish Town 


Yoram Haimi (Tel Aviv University)

Archaeological Excavations in the Sobibór Extermination Camp, 2007-2017


16:00-16:15 Short Break


Zuzanna Dziuban (University of Amsterdam / Free University of Berlin)

Post-Holocaust Politics of Dead Bodies after the ‘Forensic Turn’


Leora Bilsky (Tel Aviv University)

Cultural Genocide: Between the Material and the Symbolic


17:30 Coffee Break


18:00-19:30 Round Table: The Holocaust in the Palestinian-Israeli Context

Odeh Bisharat 

Dalia Ofer (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Amal Jamal (Tel Aviv University)

Amos Goldberg (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)


Monday, April 30, 2018


10:00 The Archived Memory of the Holocaust

Hannah Pollin-Galay (Tel Aviv University)

From the Era of the Witness to the Era of Translation: The Case of Yiddish


Henning Borggräfe (ITS, Bad Arolsen)

A New Role for Archives in Holocaust Memory!? Open Access and Interactive Offers at the International Tracing Service (ITS)


11:00-11:15 Short Break


Rachel N. Baum (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

The Holocaust Survivor in the Age of Digital Reproduction


Amit Pinchevski (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Virtual Testimony and the Digital Future of Traumatic Past


12:30 Lunch Break 


14:00 The Holocaust in the Media and Contemporary Popular Culture

Stephanie Benzaqen-Gautier (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

REMEMBER NOW! The performative and archival dimensions of Holocaust memory on Snapchat


Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)

Magneto’s Memories: Super-Signs and Resonant Memories in the X-Men Universe


Kobi Kabalek (Haifa University)

Nazis, Zombies, and the Question of Historical Imagination


15:30 Coffee Break


16:00-17:30 Round Table: Exhibiting the Holocaust

Volkhard Knigge (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena)

Jackie Feldman (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva)

Irit Dekel (Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena)

Zsuzsanna Toronyi (Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, Budapest)

Dan Michman (Bar-Ilan University / Yad Vashem)



Contact Information

Kobi Kabalek

Assistant Editor 
History & Memory
The Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 6997801

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