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‘Please mind the gap’: Integrated histories and geographies of the Holocaust and Holocaust memory

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour conference

Speaker: Tim Cole, University of Bristol, UK
Date: Wed, Jan. 10, 2018
Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
Venue: Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL

Free to Beyond Camps conference delegates


This keynote lecture was given at the Beyond Camps and Forced Labour conference, 10-12 January 2018. 

In this lecture Tim Cole explores the gaps within Holocaust scholarship and some of the ways that those gaps have been filled by scholars. In large part, calls for integration have revolved around narrating stories that bring together perpetrator and victim historiographies. But there have also been attempts to better connect histories and memories of the Holocaust in broader chronologies that connect the pre-war, war and post-war worlds. He considers how approaching the Holocaust and Holocaust memory through the lens of place and space might offer new ways of both thinking about the gaps, and also bridging those gaps.

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