in collaboration with the Institute for Historical Research, supported by the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Speaker: Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Date: 28 January 2015
Time: 6.30 – 8.00pm
Venue: Great Hall, British Medical Association House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP
Free event open to all:Register your place: https://remappingsurvival.eventbrite.co.uk
In this lecture, renowned historian Professor Grossmann addresses a transnational Holocaust story that has remained untold: the plight of Jewish refugees in Soviet Central Asia, Iran and India. She seeks to integrate these largely unexamined experiences and lost memories of displacement and trauma into our understanding of the Shoah, and to remap the landscape of persecution, survival, relief and rescue during and after World War II.
Atina Grossmann is Professor of Modern European and German History and Women’s and Gender Studies at The Cooper Union, New York. Her recent books include: Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Germany (Princeton University Press, 2007) awarded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History from the Wiener Library, London and the George L. Mosse Prize, American Historical Association; and After the Nazi Racial State: Difference and Democracy in Germany and Europe (University of Michigan Press, 2009).