Donnerstag, 9.6. – Sonntag, 12.6.2022
International Conference: talks, panels, performances, screenings
Conceived by Emily Dische-Becker, Berlin; Susan Neiman, Potsdam; Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Berlin
with Gilbert Achcar, Omer Bartov, Peter Beinart, Hannah Black, Avrum Burg, Dany Cohn-Bendit, Joseph Croitoru, David Feldman, Alexander Friedman, Konstanty Gebert, Sander Gilman, Samuel Goldman, Jane Gordon, Lewis Gordon, Jan Grabowski, Lutz Hachmeister, Tobi Haslett, Daniel Kahn, Volkhard Knigge, Nikolay Koposov, Hanno Loewy, Eva Menasse, Andrea Petö, Diana Pinto, Valentina Pisanty, Ben Ratskoff, Susanne Rohr, Eran Schaerf, Yasemin Shooman, Jelena Subotic, Ksenia Svetlova, Hannah Tzuberi, Alexander Verkhovsky
An international conference on the political instrumentalization of Holocaust commemoration
Holocaust commemoration is commonly seen as a crucial way to prevent the resurgence of nationalism and the persecution of minorities anywhere. In the course of the postwar era, remembering the genocide of European Jews became a standard for a politics of universal human rights. In recent years, however, a troubling development has taken place in many countries: platitudes of remembrance are uttered by the very same actors who espouse anti-democratic, xenophobic and often antisemitic agendas. This process has been most visible in Trump’s America, but is evident in Hungary, Poland, Russia, Israel, France, Austria and in Germany. What is the relationship between the ritualization of Holocaust remembrance and the rise of the far-right? This conference will explore the hijacking of Holocaust memory by right-wing forces and examine ways to confront it.
Veranstaltung in englischer und deutscher Sprache mit Simultanübersetzung
German and English talks will be simultaneously translated