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Holding on Through Letters: Jewish Families During the Holocaust

Public Event | Online

2nd February, 2021

Holding on Through Letters: Jewish Families During the Holocaust

Professor Debórah Dwork, The City University of New York

Jewish families in Nazi Europe tried to hold onto each other through letters. But wartime conditions applied. Letters were censored, and could not be sent between countries at war with each other. How to keep in contact? And, once contact was established, what to say — and about what to remain silent?

Intersectionality and its Discontent: Why Antisemitism Matters

Webinar | For Scholars

9th March, 2021

Intersectionality and its Discontent: Why Antisemitism Matters

Professor Karin Stögner, University of Passau, Germany

Intersectionality is a methodological approach in the social sciences that investigates the multidimensionality of power relations. Coined in the 1980s by theorists of Black Feminism to analytically grasp and criticise the specific forms of multiple discrimination of women of colour, the concept has experienced an unparalleled upswing in recent years…

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The Pears Institute explores the pattern of antisemitism both today and in the past. We connect research on antisemitism to the wider study of racialization and intolerance.

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