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Landscapes of Memory: a study of Holocaust memorials across Europe

Dr Kate Vigurs will discuss the purpose of Holocaust memorials.


In this lunchtime talk, Dr Kate Vigurs will discuss the purpose of Holocaust memorials. She will explore the variety of issues surrounding Holocaust memorialisation including the framework, form and narrative of the memorials and the influence of politics. The lecture will also touch on visitors' experiences and their understanding and reactions to specific memorials and the effects memorials have on individual and collective memory.

A variety of memorials will be used as case studies, including those in the UK, Berlin, throughout Europe and in Washington, DC. These case studies represent the experiences of victims, perpetrators and liberators and as such have a different political agendas and contrasting memories to convey.

This talk is based on Dr Kate Vigurs' Doctoral research conducted at the University of Leeds and funded by Leed Humanities Research Institute. Vigurs' other main research interest is the role of the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War and its post-war image.


Speaker(s):

Dr Kate Vigurs | talks

 

Date and Time:

26 April 2013 at 1:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
29 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DP
020 7636 7247
http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

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Free

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Admission is free. Booking essential at http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On

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