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The Holocaust: Turns and Trends of Reception

Lessons and Legacies

„The significance of research on the Holocaust needs to be re-emphasized,” says Professor Frank Bajohr, Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies. „The substance and import of its findings have not been adequately taken into account, either in the public’s perception or in the media’s representation of the Holocaust. In many countries in Central and Eastern Europe, the field is now being subjected to concerted attacks in the form of overtly nationalistic historical narratives.”

Since the 1990s, the Holocaust has been at the center of a virtually worldwide culture of remembrance. During this period, research on the subject has also expanded enormously. Nevertheless, there is still much to be done, as various deficiencies, problems and challenges have become apparent. These challenges will the subject of closer consideration in the panel discussion.

These issues include the following. How should the field deal with the problem of overspecialization? How can the difficulties of communicating research findings to a wider public be solved, given the lack of the necessary expertise in universities and insufficient provision of appropriate further-education courses for schoolteachers?

The event is part of the Conference on „Special Lessons and Legacies” of the Holocaust, and the Podium Discussion will be in English.

Speakers: Sarah Cushman, Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University Bernd Huber, President of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Panel discussion: Christopher Browning, University of North Carolina (Chair) Andrea Peto, Central European University Hana Kubátová, Charles University Frank Bajohr, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich Dieter Pohl, University of Klagenfurt

Mi, 06.11.2019
19:30 Uhr

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

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