Social and Cultural Histories of the Holocaust
The lenses of social and cultural history can tell us much about the human experience of the Holocaust and persecution of the Jews, including how they responded and adapted as a community and as individuals. This week, we will read a chapter from Anna Hájková’s recent work on Theresienstadt alongside a forum discussion from the journal German History exploring cultural history and the Holocaust to explore the contribution this research can have to our understanding of the Holocaust.

Anna Hájková, ‘Cultural Life’, in The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020).

“Cultural History and the Holocaust” German History 31.1 (2013): 61-85.

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Date: 2 November 2021, 14:00 (Tuesday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2021)
Venue: Magdalen College, High Street OX1 4AU
Venue Details: McFarlane Library
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Part of: Oxford Holocaust Studies Reading Group
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Laura Spence, Belinda Clark