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Victim Testimony, Mass Violence, and Trials in Interwar Europe

February 2, 2022 @
4:00 p.m.
- 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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02 February 2022 |4 p.m.| Zoom

Speaker: Alexandra Garbarini (Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Williams College) 

What did it mean for victims to bear witness to mass violence in the aftermath of the First World War? This lecture takes up the question of victim testimony in relation to two widely publicized murder trials in Berlin and Paris in the 1920s, which spotlighted the genocide of Armenians and the pogroms against Jews in Ukraine. Decades later, Hannah Arendt and Raphael Lemkin, among others, would continue to reference the centrality of testimony. Paradoxically, the trials muted victim testimony while making it a central theme.

Sponsored by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies 

We will also offer a livestream of the event through the Strassler Center’s Facebook page.

Zoom registration is required

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February 2
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.