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Holocaust Studies in the 21st Century

8 December 4pm - 6:30pm

Venue: German Historical Institute London

The workshop, co-organised by Prof. Christian Wiese, University of Sussex, and Prof. Andreas Gestrich, German Historical Institute, London, will be devoted to topics addressed in the recent publication Years of Persecution, Years of Extermination: Saul Friedlaender and the Future of Holocaust Studies, ed. by Christian Wiese and Paul Betts (Continuum 2010). The speakers, Prof. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Hamburg), Prof. David Cesarani and Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway), Prof. Donald Bloxham (Edinburgh) and Prof. Richard King (Nottingham) will discuss questions such as the relationship between Holocaust Studies and Genocide Studies, the role of testimony, the question of gender and Holocaust Studies, the relationship between perpetrator history and victim history as well as the relationship between Holocaust Studies and cultural studies.


Prof. Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, London): “Saul Friedländer and the Philosophy of History”

Prof. Richard King (Nottingham University): “Reflections on Friedländer’s ‘Reflection of Nazism’”

Prof. Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Institute for the History of German Jewry, Hamburg): “The Perspective of the Victims”

Prof. David Cesarani (Royal Holloway, London): “Antisemitism or Greed? Their Role in Explaining the Motives and Actions of the ‘Perpetrators’”

Prof. Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh): “Comparative Studies and the Contextualisation of the Holocaust”