Judenmord. Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany
6.00pm, 5 March 2019
We are delighted to welcome Kathrin Hoffmann-Curtius to present her book Judenmord. Art and the Holocaust in Post-war Germany. First published in German in 2014, this is the first comprehensive study of representations of the Holocaust in Post-war German art. The book presents an innovative and multi-layered perspective on Post-war Holocaust memory by taking into account works by both supporters and opponents of Nazism, and by artists working in both East and West Germany. While discussing how artists worked through their own experiences of the Holocaust, the book also analyses how their works contributed to the culture of memory in both countries. What images of the Jews did artists present to the Germans after the end of the brutal Nazi regime?
Speaker: Kathrin Hoffmann-Curtius
Respondents: Professor Mary Fulbrook (UCL) and Dr Hans C. Hoenes (Leo Baeck Institute London / UCL Dept. of History of Art).
The event is organized jointly by the Leo Baeck Institute London and the Institute of Advanced Studies and will take place at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Ground floor, South Wing, UCL, WC1E 6BT, London.