Remembering Across the Iron Curtain Conference 3-4 September 2018


Monday 3 September 2018, 9.00AMTuesday 4 5:30pm

The Cold War influenced how people, societies and states dealt with and understood the Holocaust and its aftereffects.  Challenging previous perceptions of the West as the democratic "Free World" that embraced commemoration and the East as totalitarian and repressive, the papers in this conference will examine how political interests influenced commemoration in both East and West.  At the same time speakers will show how individual actors carved out space to remember the Holocaust in ways that stood at odds with the dominant narratives.  Examining communal, individuals and state efforts, from the Soviet Union to the US, from Hungary to France, this conference will provide opportunities to re-evaluate the commonalities, differences and entanglements between Eastern and Western memory of the Holocaust.

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 Additionally there is an free event (open to all) taking place at Black Box Theatre (University of York, Heslington East campus) on Sunday 2nd September at 7pm as a prequel to the conference; Art is My Weapon: The Radical Musical Life of Lin Jaldati

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Day Rate Monday 3rd September £20, Day Rate Tuesday 4th September £20, Two Day Rate £35, Two day Rate plus Conference Dinner £60.