This website contains information about a series of interrelated research projects on Holocaust memory led by staff from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds. Our research is interdisciplinary, engaged and international in its scope, and our projects are run in collaboration with a range of academic and non-academic partners, including the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation (pictured above and left).


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Recent Blog Posts

Life Narratives and Human Rights: Events with Mark Gevisser in Johannesburg (14-15 June 2017)

We are delighted to be co-organising two events at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC) on 14-15 June. Exploring the theme of ‘life narratives and human rights’, both events will feature the acclaimed South African writer and journalist Mark Gevisser, author of Lost And Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir, and Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred, […]


Postgraduate Ryan Topper completes internship in Rwanda

Congratulations to Ryan Topper, a PhD student from the School of English who has just completed an extremely successful two month internship at the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) in Rwanda. The CNLG’s mission is to prevent and fight against genocide, its ideology and denial, and overcome its consequences. To do so, the […]


Undergraduate students Hermione Oldham and Mia Frank win film competion

Congratulations to Hermione Oldham and Mia Frank for winning the first Cultural Institute Short Film Prize for a film that drew on Dr Matthew Boswell Virtual Holocaust Memory research project. Click on the still below to view their winning entry. At an award ceremony on Monday 24 April, Hermione and Mia gave the following talk about the […]