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The Ian and Mildred Karten Memorial Lecture 2020 Event

Ian and Mildred Karten
Time:
18:00
Date:
4 February 2020
Venue:
Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please email Parkes Institute at parkes@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

The Ian and Mildred Karten Memorial Lecture is part of the Parkes Institute annual lecture series and has been named to honour the generosity and interest shown by Ian and Mildred in the Parkes Institute.

South African Jews, the Holocaust and Apartheid

South Africa’s system of Apartheid (‘apartness’ in Afrikaans) was formalized in 1948, just three years after the end of the Holocaust. For South African Jews, the recent genocide served as powerful currency in the debate about how to relate to racist practices and ideas, both locally and further afield. In this talk, Shirli Gilbert will explore the diverse and sometimes unexpected ways in which the history of Jewish persecution shaped Jews’ attitudes to apartheid and the newly-formed state of Israel, from the 1940s to today’s multiracial democracy.

Professor Shirli Gilbert
Professor Shirli Gilbert

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Speaker information

Professor Shirli Gilbert,UCL,Shirli Gilbert is Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London. Her publications include Music in the Holocaust, From Things Lost: Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust, and most recently, with Avril Alba, Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World.

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