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Holocaust Memorial Day - `How can life go on? The long way home'.
Fri 27 January 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
In this talk Dr Hannah Holtschneider will reflect on the aftermath of the Holocaust for refugees and survivors who came to Scotland. Together we ask what it meant to go on and forge a new life in the aftermath of destruction and displacement.
Many were and are able to look back on a post-war life with gratitude, and have given back so much to the society and country which offered a new start. For others the transition into Britain was not smooth or successful. What does it mean to live with the memories of war and genocide? Some are able to speak about their experiences, others cannot, or do not wish to share. What does it mean for our society to live alongside and in community with survivors of and refugees from genocide?
Hannah Holtschneider (University of Edinburgh) is a cultural historian of twentieth-century Jewish history, with a particular focus on the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish/non-Jewish relations Fine more information on Hannah Holtschneider.
This event forms part on Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations, held annually on 27 January each year.