The Future of Holocaust Testimony: Second and Third Generation Voices in the Classroom
How will teaching and learning about the Holocaust change when survivors are no longer able to share their stories? This workshop aims to provide an opportunity for teachers and members of the second and third generation to engage in discussions about the future of classroom testimony.
Speakers will include Dr Eva Hoffman (Kingston University, London), Dr Nina Fischer (The University of Edinburgh) and members of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Education Team.
Dr Eva Hoffman is a member of the second generation and writer. The author of Lost in Translation: Life in a New Language (1989), and After Such Knowledge: Memory, History and the Legacy of the Holocaust (2004), her work explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the children of survivors.
Dr Nina Fischer is the author of Memory Work: The Second Generation (2015). which explores the intimate effects of memory in the survivor family within the larger framework of cultural memory after the Holocaust. Departing from prevailing trauma studies approaches, Nina's work argues for the achievements of memory work in reconnecting to a "usable past" of the pre-Holocaust past, in spite of horrific losses.
This event is aimed at teachers as well as members of the second and third generation.