Is DeepFake the Future of Holocaust Memory?

Representing Anne Frank in Times of Artificial Intelligence By Kees Ribbens PhD Kees Ribbens PhD is a senior researcher at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, and Endowed Professor of Popular Historical Culture of Global Conflicts and Mass Violence at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Public history, in the broadest sense … Continue reading Is DeepFake the Future of Holocaust Memory?

Genocide and its Discontents

Christopher Hale is a documentary producer and non-fiction author. He has written about the Nazi genocide in ‘Himmler’s Crusade’, ‘Hitler’s Foreign Executioners’ and ‘Deception: How the Nazis Tricked the Last Jews of Europe’. In 2020, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh School of Law with an LLM in Human Rights – focusing on the … Continue reading Genocide and its Discontents

Educating People to Speak Up Against Anti-Semitism and Hate: Theatre Performance of ‘Thin Edge of the Wedge’

By Phyllis Zimbler Miller Phyllis Zimbler Miller is a screenwriter, playwright and published author in Los Angeles whose free nonfiction theater project www.ThinEdgeOfTheWedge.com has been developed to combat anti-Semitism and hate while encouraging critical thinking. She is also the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. Definition of "thin edge of the wedge": A minor … Continue reading Educating People to Speak Up Against Anti-Semitism and Hate: Theatre Performance of ‘Thin Edge of the Wedge’

‘Light in the Tunnel’: Witnessing to the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution as Intertwined Light and Darkness

By Mie Astrup Jensen and Robert Thompson Mie Astrup Jensen is an ESRC funded PhD researcher in Gender and sexuality studies and Hebrew and Jewish studies, University College London (UCL). She researches lesbian, bi, and queer Jewish women’s lived experiences in England and Israel. Robert Thompson is a Wolfson Foundation PhD Scholar in the Hebrew … Continue reading ‘Light in the Tunnel’: Witnessing to the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution as Intertwined Light and Darkness

Sources of Memory and the Holocaust International Workshop: Contemporary Research, Challenges and Approaches

Last month, we held an extremely interesting international online workshop addressing the theme of 'Sources of Memory and the Holocaust: Contemporary Research, Challenges and Approaches', which covered a broad range of topics. For all those interested, we have uploaded the recordings of each panel to our YouTube page, below are the individual links to access … Continue reading Sources of Memory and the Holocaust International Workshop: Contemporary Research, Challenges and Approaches

How Does Holocaust Studies Contribute to Comparative Memory Research on the Case of the Dersim Massacre?

Berfin Çiçek is a graduate student from Koç University in the departments of English Language and Comparative Literature and Sociology. She will begin studying at Sabancı University at the department of Cultural Studies as a graduate student in September. She was an exchange student in the United States of America and Hong Kong. She has … Continue reading How Does Holocaust Studies Contribute to Comparative Memory Research on the Case of the Dersim Massacre?

Sketching the Horrors of Auschwitz: The Artwork of Ella Liebermann-Shiber by Hannah Wilson

Hannah Wilson, MA is a graduate of the Weiss-Livnat International MA program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa (Israel). In 2016, began her PhD research on the material memory of Sobibór at the Department of History, Nottingham Trent University (UK), funded by the AHRC Midlands4Cities Award. She is Blog Editor and Co-Social Media … Continue reading Sketching the Horrors of Auschwitz: The Artwork of Ella Liebermann-Shiber by Hannah Wilson

Has Memory of the Holocaust become a “Monster”?

by Bill Niven Bill Niven was Professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University. Israeli author Yishai Sarid’s novel Mifletzet HaSikaron was first published in 2017.[i] This year, it appeared in Ruth Achlama’s excellent German translation under the title Monster.[ii] It is very much to be hoped that it soon appears in English translation, because it is perhaps the … Continue reading Has Memory of the Holocaust become a “Monster”?

BAHS PG Conference Summary – 6th March 2020

On March 6th 2020, the British Association of Holocaust Studies’ fourth Postgraduate Conference was held at the University of Exeter. Panellists at different stages of postgraduate study travelled from across the UK and Europe to present on a wide range of topics, broadly centred around the theme of “The Holocaust, Memory and Society”. The day started with … Continue reading BAHS PG Conference Summary – 6th March 2020