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Dr Simone Gigliotti Leads Student Trip to Berlin

Posted on 12/04/2018
A group of students standing listening to historian Eike Stegen at Berlin Grunwald station

Students listen to historian Eike Stegen from the House of the Wannsee Conference and the German Historical Museum as he explains the history of the deportation of Berlin’s Jews from Grunewald station. Photo courtesy of Simone Gigliotti

From 23-30 March 2018, Dr. Simone Gigliotti, from the Holocaust Research Institute, led students specialising in the Holocaust for the final year of their BA, and students in the MA Holocaust Studies cohort, on a week-long study tour of Berlin. The group visited well-known locations of Nazi bureaucracy in Berlin (the Topography of Terror, the House of the Wannsee Conference); locations which served as deportation assembly and transit points (Gleis 17 memorial at Grunewald station); concentration camps (Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen); Stolpersteine in Charlottenburg; outdoor memorial sites to Jewish victims, homosexuals, ‘Euthanasia’ and Sinti and Roma; and small museums dedicated to Germans who aided the survival of Berlin’s Jewish community (the Silent Heroes Memorial Centre and Museum Otto Weidt’s Workshop for the Blind). At these locations, students listened to seminars from educators, gave presentations using documents from exhibitions, and reflected on how two terms of prior learning about the Holocaust was enhanced or unsettled through visiting the wartime locations of crime, resistance and deportation, and lesser-known postwar memorial sites.

Students will deliver presentations about their week in Berlin in a Graduate Symposium at the Wiener Library on Monday 11 June 2018, ‘Co-resident with the aftermath: reflections on Holocaust topographies of crime, participation, and witness’. Details will be added to our website and social media channels at a later date.



   
 
 
 
 

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