As the last of World War II witnesses are dying of old age, the sense of the depth and extent of the suffering in once war-stricken Europe is fading away and the question opens how to preserve their legacy. In her talk, Kateřina Králová will elaborate on trends in heretigization of the Holocaust in Europe and beyond.
Discussing both the musealization of the Holocaust and the Holocaust education, she will exemplify how the Holocaust has been universalized as the ultimate instance of violence against humanity but also as a lesson to learn about solidarity and empathy. Intriguingly, Králová asks how the public reflection and reception of the Holocaust developed from 1952’s Anne Frank diary publication to recent hologram technology preserving stories of Holocaust survivors.
Kateřina Králová is an Associate Professor, Deputy Director of The Herzl Center for Israel Studies (HCIS), and project leader of “Beyond Hegemonic Narratives and Myths” (2017–2021) at the Charles University in Prague. In her research, she focuses on reconciliation with the Nazi past, the Holocaust and its aftermath, the Greek Civil War and post-war reconstruction. During her academic career, she obtained several prestigious scholarships, including the IKY at the UOM (Greece), the Humboldt fellowship for advanced researchers (Germany), and a Fulbright Fellowship at Yale University (USA). In 2015, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USA) and in 2020–21, a research fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute (AT). She is, among others, the author of Das Vermächtnis der Besatzung (Böhlau 2016/BPB 2017) and the editor of Jewish Life in Southeast Europe (Routledge 2019).
The capacity of the Theatre Hall is limited, so please register in time, until 10 October 2021.
The event will be held in English.
- Začátek události
- 12. 10. 2021 17:00 - 19:00
- Místo konání
- Hybernská 4, Praha 1 (Kampus Hybernská, 3rd floor of building A, Hyb4City, Theatre Hall)
- Webové stránky
- Typ události
- Kampus Hybernská