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Antisemitism and Antiziganism: Jews and Romanies in the Shadow of Genocide

Pears Institute Lunchtime Seminar

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24th November, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dreyfus Room, Birkbeck, University of London, 28 Russell Square, WC1B 5DQ
Ari Joskowicz, Vanderbilt University

This talk traces the entanglement of Jewish and Romani (Gypsy) history in the twentieth and early twenty-first century, from the killing fields of Hitler’s Europe to the postwar creation of archives, debates over compensation, and contemporary Holocaust memorials. It seeks to understand how Jewish archives became central repositories of Romani narratives of suffering, how Jewish scholarship and the model of the Holocaust have shaped understandings of the Romani Holocaust, and how hostility to Jews and to Romanies relate to each other.

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