Holocaust remembrance

The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity conference, the tenth such conference organised as part of The Genealogies of Memory series, was inaugurated on 4 November and will last until 26 November. This edition’s primary topic is “The Holocaust between Global and Local Perspectives”. One of the sessions will be moderated by Dr Hanna Węgrzynek

6 November 2020

The event, which is organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, is devoted to the current research on Holocaust remembrance. The issues being discussed by the conference participants include the globalisation and universalisation of the meaning of the Holocaust, a shift in the approach to source texts and materials, as well as issues related to locality and privacy and local spaces and materiality. It is an international event with the participation of researchers from Canada, the United States, Poland, Germany, France, Hungary, Great Britain, Israel and South Korea. Due to the pandemic risk, the conference is taking place in the form of eight online sessions, which are broadcast on ENRS channels on YouTube and Facebook.

The Genealogies of Memory conference, which began in 2011, is one of the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity’s primary projects organised with scientific partners. ENRS calls for treating remembrance with historical sensitivity. We wish to emphasize the seemingly obvious – that historical experiences shape certain memory processes. Additionally, remembrance research should consider the close relationship between history and memory, focusing on how historical processes shape memory processes, said Dr Małgorzata Pakier and Dr Joanna Wawrzyniak, authors and originators of The Genealogy of Memory concept.

Session 6 – “Translation and Travel of Holocaust Memory between Europe and Israel” – will be moderated by dr Hanna Węgrzynek, deputy director for research and exhibition programming at the Warsaw Ghetto Museum.

Partner institutions: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Foundation, Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw

Institutions invited to the academic discussion: Jewish Historical Institute, Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University, Warsaw Ghetto Museum, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

The full programme is available on the ENRS website: https://enrs.eu/news/program-of-the-10th-genealogies-of-memory.

All sessions will be broadcast on the ENRS YouTube profile: https://youtube.com/c/EuropeanNetworkRemembranceandSolidarity and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enrs.eu

For more information, please visit the ENRS website: www.enrs.eu/genealogies.

Anna Kilian

Photo: ENRS