(Mis)representing and reconstructing the role of the "four women" in the Auschwitz Sonderkommando uprising
- European Research Institute Building, Lecture Room G51
- Wednesday 12 November 2014 (19:30-21:30)
MOSAIC, the Birmingham Society for Jewish Studies in association with the Department of Theology and Religion presents:
two lectures marking the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz Sonderkommando uprising in Auschwitz and its aftermath.
Speaker: Dr Isabel Wollaston
Isabel Wollaston is Senior Lecturer in Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham. Her publications related to the topic of this lecture include A War against Memory? The Future of Holocaust Remembrance(London, SPCK, 1996); ‘Negotiating the marketplace: The role(s) of Holocaust museums today’, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies4:1 (2005); ‘Swimming against the tide: Melissa Raphael’s contribution to the study of Jewish religious responses to the Holocaust’, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History15:3 (2011), ‘The absent, the partial and the iconic in archival photographs of the Holocaust’, Jewish Culture and History12:3 (2012); and ‘Emerging from the shadows: The Auschwitz Sonderkommando and the “four women” in history and memory’, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History(forthcoming 2015).