Beyond Camps and Forced Labour Virtual Symposium: New initiatives and debates around Holocaust memorialisation

In partnership with The Wiener Holocaust Library, Imperial War Museum Institute, the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Wolverhampton

Event Information and Booking

5th January, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Various speakers
Holocaust, Holocaust memorialisation, Holocaust Memory
Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, UK
20th century, 21st century
David Cesarani, Dirk Moses, German memory culture, Holocaust exhibition design, Holocaust research, IWM Holocaust Galleries London, Law and Justice Party Poland, Mbembe Affair, Memory politics, Michael Rothberg, National Holocaust Museum Amsterdam, New Fascism syllabus, Susan Neiman

To mark the postponed seventh international multidisciplinary conference, Beyond Camps and Forced Labour, this virtual symposium will explore new international debates in Holocaust memorialisation. In the spirit of the conference, we hope that the debate and discussion generated by the panel presentations will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines engaged in research on themes of the ‘life after’ and memory, as well as the interested public. We are looking forward to hosting the next Beyond Camps and Forced Labour conference in January 2023.

Programme: (All times GMT)

6.00pm Welcome and introduction

Suzanne Bardgett, Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, Imperial War Museum Institute

6.05pm New museum initiatives in the UK and the Netherlands

James Bulgin, Content Lead on the new Holocaust Galleries at Imperial War Museums London

Emile Schrijver, Director, Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

Discussion/ Questions

Chair: Dr Christine Schmidt, Deputy Director, Wiener Library

6.45pm Recent debates on Holocaust memorialisation in Germany and Poland

Professor Jennifer Evans, Professor of History at Carleton University, to reflect on developments and debates in Germany

Professor Dariusz Stola, Professor of History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and former Director of POLIN, museum of the history of Polish Jews, Warsaw, to reflect on developments and debates in Poland


Chair: Professor David Feldman, Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism

7.25pm Concluding words

Professor Dieter Steinert, Professor of Modern European History and Migration Studies, University of Wolverhampton

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