Landscape as a Witness to the Holocaust. Online Debate at POLIN Museum, Warsaw

A tour through the exhibition “Wilhelm Sasnal: Such a Landscape” by the artist (Polish, with Polish sign language)

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews currently hosts a solo exhibition of Wilhelm Sasnal (17 June 2021 – 10 January 2022, https://polin.pl/en/wilhelm-sasnal). “Such a Landscape” features works completed over the course of the past two decades, on loan from the artist himself, as well as those from public and private collections.

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Memory Studies Associations Conference 2021: Select Panels on Space and/or Holocaust Memory

Logo MSA Conference Warsaw 2021

Next week, the Memory Studies Association Fifth Annual Conference is upcoming. The hosting city is Warsaw, but the conference will take place online, allowing people from all over the world to participate. With about 250 panels, browsing through the program might be a bit overwhelming. Please find below a (subjective) shortlist of panels dealing with Holocaust memory and issues of space and place.

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CfP: Publication: Space and Holocaust Research: A Transdisciplinary Reader, ed. by Janine Fubel, Alexandra Klei, Annika Wienert

Following the spatial turn, the category of space has received increasing attention in recent years, especially in English-language research on the Holocaust and its aftermath. The publication aims to trace this development, to discuss it critically, and to point out perspectives for further research. In doing so, it is particularly important to highlight the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary potential of the approaches and to draw greater attention to them in the German-speaking research landscape. The publication will be divided into two parts: The first part assembles contributions that provide orientation on the studies available so far and present central theoretical-methodological problems. The second part consists of previously unpublished case studies. They are intended to exemplify insights gathered from questions concerning the category of space.

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Post-Holocaust Landscapes: Sabile

Header Image: Forest near Sabile, Latvia. Photo: Alexandra Klei, September 30, 2017.

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Wald bei Sabile, Lettland. Foto: Alexandra Klei, 30. September 2017.

Sabile ist eine Kleinstadt im Westen Lettlands. Rund 5 Kilometer außerhalb der Stadt erschossen die Deutschen und ihre lettischen Helfer am 6. August 1941 mindestens 240 Juden:Jüdinnen in einem Wald, rund 5 Kilometer außerhalb der Stadt. Die Täter entschieden sich für ein Areal, das sich nur wenige Meter von der Straße entfernt befand und verschiedene natürliche Senken aufwies. Zwei Gedenksteine erinnern an dieses Ereignis, allerdings ohne den konkreten Ort der Erschießungen oder eines Massengrabs zu markieren. Anhand der Beschaffenheit des Bodens lassen sie hierzu lediglich Vermutungen anstellen.

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