Holocaust testimony and its global legacies

Larissa Allwork

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Abstract

I gave this presentation to approximately 28 undergraduates, lecturers and members of the public at the Holocaust Memorial Day event run by the History Division at Park Campus, University of Northampton. My presentation discussed the historical developments of the genre of Holocaust testimony since the Second World War and my personal experiences of interviewing Holocaust survivors such as Ben Helfgott and Kitty Hart-Moxon. I also discussed how narratives of Holocaust testimony have influenced the narratives of other genocides and human rights abuses and vice-versa. As Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 marks almost ten years since the genocide in Rwanda, I concluded my presentation with a reading from Lindsey Hilsum's essay, 'The Rainy Season' (Granta Magazine 125, Autumn 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2014
EventHolocaust Memorial Day 2014 - Park Campus, The University of Northampton
Duration: 23 Jan 2014 → …

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OtherHolocaust Memorial Day 2014
Period23/01/14 → …

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Allwork, L. (2014). Holocaust testimony and its global legacies. Paper presented at Holocaust Memorial Day 2014, .