Mirjam Wenzel

Contact: m.wenzel@jmberlin.de

Mirjam Wenzel is head of the media department at the Jewish Museum Berlin. She studied comparative literature, worked as a research research fellow at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and as a curator for contemporary art. Her publications focus on Holocaust representation, critical theory and German-Jewish cultural history. Mirjam Wenzel completed her PhD thesis as a Leo Baeck fellow  in 2006/07.

 

Gericht und Gedächtnis: Der Holocaust-Diskurs der sechziger Jahre (Memory and Judgment: Holocaust discourse in Germany during the 1960s)

The book was published in 2009 with Wallstein publishers in Göttingen. It analyzes literary and philosophical reflections of the Eichmann trial in Jerusalem and the Auschwitz trial in Germany. It describes the paradigms of the
beginning Holocaust discourse in Germany by elaborating on questions of  guilt and responsibility as well as the need to evaluate the past in order to formulate universal, human values for the future.

Mirjam Wenzel