Since the turn of the Millennium, critics have increasingly explored the complex links between the memory of the Holocaust and global memory cultures more broadly, pointing to the establishment of new international norms in areas such as human rights legislation, historical memorialisation and the ways that nations confront difficult pasts. This website contains information about a series of interrelated projects at the University of Leeds which interrogate such phenomena, working in partnership with a wide range of academic and non-academic organisations.

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The banner image above shows members of the team making a film at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre with the Centre Director, Tali Nates.


Watch videos of Marianne Hirsch, Eva Hoffman and others speaking at our inaugural conference.

Recent Blog Posts

New AHRC-funded Research Project: ‘Mobilising Multidirectional Memory to Build More Resilient Communities in South Africa’

This project explores how the memory of the Holocaust and the memory of the 1994 Rwandan genocide are today mobilised in post-apartheid South Africa as tools for confronting South Africa’s traumatic past and for promoting both reconciliation and greater awareness of, and commitment to, human rights in the present. The project examines the work of […]


Sadler Seminar Series: Confronting Traumatic Pasts

The exciting line-up of speakers for this year’s Sadler seminar series on ‘Confronting Traumatic Pasts’ includes Ann Rigney (14 Feb 2017), Jacqueline Rose and Chiara De Cesari (29 March 2017) and Astrid Erll (2 May 2017). View the full programme here. Things kick off with a lecture and postgraduate workshop led by Dr Gal Kirn (ICI […]


Events in South Africa: Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age.

In September we will be running a series of events at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, in conjunction with the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation and the USC Shoah Foundation. Please click here for further information. We hope to see you there!