Legacies of Genocide: Mauthausen and its Memorialization
|Wed, Nov 2, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Do we have an ethical responsibility toward “violated spaces” like those of a former concentration camp? What legacy do such spaces create for us? And how might cultural differences alter our perceptions of the memorial in our 21st-century? Join Dr. Rebecca Rovit, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Kansas, who will explore Mauthausen as a site of remembrance connected to violence that permeated Austrian soil. She will draw on experiential and intergenerational aspects of memory, based on an excursion to the former camp memorial with a group of graduate students from the University of Vienna. As active spectators at sites like Mauthausen, they commemorate the Holocaust with its traumatic past traces from WWII.
This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University.
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