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Start: 10/31/2012 12:00

The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia invites you to join us for a lunch colloquium:

"Franz Fanon in the Warsaw Ghetto"

Dr. Amos Goldberg (Hebrew University)

Wednesday, October 31

Gibson 441, 12-1:30pm

A vegetarian lunch will be provided. 

Please RSVP to Deborah Galaski at dag9t [at] virginia [dot] edu if you plan to attend.



Franz Fanon in the Warsaw Ghetto

There is a tendency in Jewish Holocaust historiography to portray the victims via a stark binary opposition between them and the Nazis, between "inside" and "outside". It is assumed that the victims kept their "internal" individual, psychological and communal identity while the Holocaust took place only on the "outside," a reality totally dominated by the Germans. However, contemporary texts such as diaries reveal that the "internal" Jewish identity was far from being kept intact. Between the victims and the perpetrators existed a whole spectrum of moral, epistemological, and psychological "gray zones." There, identities and identifications blended. Dr. Goldberg's talk explores forms of identifications with the aggressor which the victims experienced in the Holocaust.


Dr. Amos Goldberg

Dr. Amos Goldberg's fields of research include issues of trauma and testimony during and after the Holocaust and the cultural history of the Jews in the Holocaust. Among his publications are a book on diary writing during the Holocaust (Hebrew), and numerous articles that critically reflect on contemporary trends in Holocaust historiography and memory. He is currently editing together with Dr. Bashir Bashir a book on the Holocaust and the Naqba. Dr. Amos Goldberg teaches Holocaust studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a co-editor of the bilingual Journal: Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust.

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