Montag, 29. April 2019, 18:00 - 21:00 iCal


What ethic of remembrance is appropriate to the multilayered landscape of memory and its plurality? Lecture by Dr. Irit Dekel, Research Associate, Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena

Marietta-Blau-Saal im Hauptgebäude der Universität Wien
Universitätsring 1, 1010 Wien


How are Holocaust memories performed in contemporary Israel? How do they shape, and how are they shaped by, the institutions that are tasked with studying, preserving and presenting them? How are these reciprocal relations, reflect changing attitudes toward politics? Finally, how do new studies of antisemitism, racism, and ethnic cleansing in the 20th century affect those memories and popular sentiments toward their possible change in the era after the survivors? Dr. Dekel will discuss these questions and the centrality of Holocaust memory for understanding the access that majority and minority groups have to cultural capital as well as to citizenship. She will focus on Israel and compare major cultural changes and currents to those in Germany and the United States.

This lecture will be in cooperation with the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna (FSP Diktaturen - Gewalt - Genozide ); The Austrian – Israeli Society and with the support of: Zukunftsfonds der Republik Österreich; Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich für Opfer des Nationalsozialismus


Center for Israel Studies Vienna


Dina Baranes
Center for Israel Studies Vienna