Between 1933 and 1939, and especially after Kristallnacht in 1938, tens of thousands of German-speaking Jews emigrated to Western Europe, Palestine, and North America. Since most Western countries would not raise quotas for immigrants, thousands more had to look elsewhere to escape persecution.
This seminar invites participants to share and debate the educational and more broadly societal impact of tourism to sites of Holocaust and Nazi remembrance. As a rapidly expanding form of remembrance, tourism to Holocaust memorials, museums, and sites of catastrophe is testing the limits of representation. In Germany, for instance, some memorial managers suggest that the current exhibition designs fail to engage visitors, necessitating new approaches.
Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union
August 5–16, 2019
Deadline is March 15, 2019
INTERRELIGIOUS STUDIES AND THE HOLOCAUST: NEW RESEARCH, NEW CONVERSATIONS, co-taught by Drs.Mehnaz Afridi and Victoria Barnett
July 15-19, 2019
Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2019
15th Annual Graduate History Association Conference
March 8-9, 2019
The Routes of History: Knowing Pasts, Envisioning Futures
In any historical moment, people’s lives are affected by their knowledges and narratives of the past. History is not merely a record but felt experience: injustices, identities and memories at various collective levels, all inform conceptions of the past and commitments to the future.
Holocaust Denial on Trial (HDOT, https://www.hdot.org/) announces that its “Debunking Denial” webpages are now available in Spanish (https://www.hdot.org/debunking-denial/?lang=es) and French (https://www.hdot.org/debunking-denial/?lang=fr). These webpages counteract misinformation and falsehoods spread by Holocaust deniers.
As the last eyewitnesses to the Holocaust pass away, tourism's importance to the future of Holocaust memory becomes in increasingly conspicuous, for better and for worse. As a rapidly expanding form of remembrance, tourism to Holocaust memorials, museums, and sites of catastrophe is testing the limits of representation.
We would like to invite you to participate in the seminar “Beyond the Racial State: New Perspectives on Race in Nazi Germany” at the 43rd German Studies Association Conference in Portland, Oregon, October 3-6, 2019.