Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture - Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research
|Speaker:||Professor Mary Fulbrook, University College London|
|Date:||Tue, Feb. 18, 2020||Time:||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Venue:||Birkbeck, University of London, Room B34, Torrington Square, WC1E 7HX|
|Free event for all:|
The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, chosen by the HMD Trust, is ‘Stand Together’. Addressing this theme, Professor Fulbrook questions our tendency to shine a spotlight on the stories of courageous individuals who stood up against violence, showed solidarity with victims, and were not content to remain passive bystanders. A focus on individuals alone is not enough, she argues. It is not only a matter of personal commitment but also broader circumstances that explain whether or not significant numbers of people are prepared to ‘stand together’ and make a difference.
Mary Fulbrook, FBA, is Professor of German History at UCL. Her most recent book, Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice (Oxford University Press, 2018) won the 2019 Wolfson Prize; other books include the Fraenkel Prize-winning A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2013).