Pictures from Sobibor: Souvenirs of a death camp perpetrator

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Type: 
Event
Date: 
May 6, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Cultural History / Studies, German History / Studies

Public talk

Pictures from Sobibor: Souvenirs of a death camp perpetrator

 

In January 2020, a new photo collection on National Socialist crimes was presented to the public. Consisting of more than 350 pictures from the possession of SS man Johann Niemann, the collection offers new insights into the crimes of „euthanasia" and the genesis of 'Operation Reinhard'. The collection also helps us to understand how one of the central perpetrators of the Holocaust attempts to stage himself in his private photos, and how seemingly inconspicuous photos from the centre of a death camp function as souvenirs to remember his time in occupied Eastern Europe.

               

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Dr. Andreas Kahrs (Berlin) is a historian and staff member of the Bildungswerk Stanislaw Hantz. He is co-author and co-editor of the book "Fotos aus Sobibor". For more information, please visit www.bildungswerk-ks.de

 

This event is hosted by the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies as part of the AHRC-funded project Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism.

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