Freitag, 25.2. – Sonntag, 27.2.2022
Conception: Emily Dische-Becker, Berlin; Susan Neiman, Potsdam; Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Berlin
with Gilbert Achcar, London; Omer Bartov, Providence; Peter Beinart, New York; Hannah Black, New York; Avrum Burg, Jerusalem; Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Frankfurt/Main, Alexander Friedman, Saarbrücken; Konstanty Gebert, Warsaw; Samuel Goldman, Washington; Lewis Gordon, Mansfield, CT; Jan Grabowski, Ottawa; Tobi Haslett, New York; Eytan Ipeker, Berlin; Daniel Kahn, Hamburg; Volkhard Knigge, Jena; Nikolay Koposov, Atlanta; Itay Mashiach, Berlin; Sari Nusseibeh, Jerusalem; Andrea Pető, Budapest; Diana Pinto, Paris; Valentina Pisanty, Bergamo; Ben Ratskoff, Los Angeles; Susanne Rohr, Hamburg; Yasemin Shooman, Berlin; Eran Schaerf, Berlin; Ksenia Svetlova, Modi’in; Hannah Tzuberi, Berlin; Alexander Verkhovsky, Moscow
The early commemoration of the Holocaust was committed to remembering the genocide of European Jews in order, as Adorno wrote, to prevent the reappearance of Auschwitz anywhere. This memory became a standard for a politics of universal human rights. In recent years, however, a troubling instrumentalization has taken place in many countries: memorialization of the Holocaust often serves as an alibi to distract from racism and other rightwing agendas. This process has been most visible in Trump’s America, but is evident in Hungary, Poland, Russia, France, Austria and even in Germany. This international conference will explore the abuse of Holocaust memory in all these countries, and examine ways to prevent it.
Eine Gemeinschaftsveranstaltung mit dem Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, und dem Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung, Berlin