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 conference.

Recent Blog Posts

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!  


Curating Genocide Museums: Storytelling, Objects and Re-enactments

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 7 September 2016 15.00 – 17.00 How can genocide be represented in museum storytelling? How do material objects give a testimony? What kinds of historical re-enactments might an institution such as the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre look to in the writing of its histories? Looking at comparative challenges […]


Connective Generations: The Family after Atrocity

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 12 September 19.00 – 21.00 Do you have papers, photographs or objects that relate to your family’s experiences during the Holocaust or another violent past? Have these intrigued you, or made you want to respond to them? This workshop, led by Dr Lizzie Oliver (University of Leeds) will bring […]