Holocaust History and Testimony: The Survivor As Witness

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Date(s) - 07/10/2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

H1.16, Ground Floor, Building H, Monash University, Caulfield Campus

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Public Lecture by Professor Christopher Browning

This lecture examines the complexities of survivor testimony as a form of historical evidence. Through a case study of the Starachowice factory slave labor camps based almost entirely on survivor testimonies, it seeks to demonstrate how important aspects and episodes of the Holocaust that would otherwise be lost to history can be reconstructed through the careful use of such evidence.

This is the third in a four part series on the theme Explaining the Holocaust

Christopher Browning is the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. He is the author of eight books on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and has been an expert witness at various trials of accused Nazi criminals in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as in the “Holocaust denial” trials of Ernst Zündel in Toronto (1988) and Irving vs. Lipstadt in London (2000). He is in Australia as Dr Jan Randa Visiting Scholar in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University.

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