Psychotherapist Sue Lieberman will be discussing her book After Genocide – How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust, in which she explores how Jews with no direct family involvement in the Holocaust carry its emotional and psychological legacy. Sue will be in conversation with Professor Geoffrey Cantor.
Sue Lieberman grew up in London in an “ordinary Jewish” family. She studied history at Bristol University, and social sciences at York and Bradford. In 1975 she moved to north-east England, where for 12 years she helped communities in deprived urban areas have greater influence over the delivery of public services. She trained in psychotherapy in two stages between 1988 and 2003, and is a UKCP registered psychotherapist. She has recently retired from clinical practice but continues to supervise and teach. An active hillwalker, she has climbed all the Scottish Munros. She lives in Edinburgh.
Geoffrey Cantor is Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Leeds and Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL. His has published principally on nineteenth century British science and, to a lesser extent, on Anglo-Jewish history. He is currently developing a project on applying psychoanalytic insights to the biographies of scientists. He works part time (for the University Mentoring Organisation) with university students with disabilities and is an accredited specialist mental health mentor.”