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Prof Baer- Feb 28, 2014 at U of M-Globalised Holocaust: Between universal values and particular memory politics

February 3, 2014

Judaic Studies Program,

Department of English, Film, and Theatre,

Department of Sociology, and

Department of History at the University of Manitoba

in cooperation with Limmud Winnipeg

present a talk by Prof. Alejandro Baer

Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

University of Minnesota

Globalised Holocaust: Between universal values and particular memory politics

The Holocaust is now remembered beyond the ethnic boundaries of Jewish communities and the nations that were originally responsible for perpetrating it, in part due to wider shifts from national to cosmopolitan memory cultures. Such shifts raise many questions for the interpretation of the genocide of the Jews, notably concerning its actualization and contextualization in the history of war, oppression and large-scale political violence in different countries. This lecture will present material from an ongoing international study of Holocaust commemoration ceremonies, with a special focus on Spain, a country still confronting the ghosts of its own past. The Spanish case opens the door to more general reflections on ongoing tensions between particular and universal readings of genocidal violence, as well as emerging patterns of social memory no longer bound to specific places, nations or cultures.

Friday, February 28th, 12:00-1:30 pm

Cross Common Room, St. John’s College Room 108

Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba

This presentation is made possible with the generous support of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, and the Marion Bookbinder Fund of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba.

Everyone is welcome!

 
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