(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)

Dr Charlotte Hempel c.hempel@bham.ac.uk

Dr Isabel Wollaston i.l.wollaston@bham.ac.uk


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).

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