The Future of Holocaust Memory – Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

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On 5th February 2021, The Centre for German-Jewish Studies held an online roundtable, chaired by Dr Victoria Grace Walden of the Digital Holocaust Memory Project, focused on The Future of Holocaust Memory.

This event was part of the University of Sussex’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations.

Watch the full video of the event below. Beneath the video, you can find out more about each of the wonderful speakers who participated.

Dr Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann is a lecturer in Visual Culture, Film and German Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research and teaching deals with media memory of the Holocaust, the use and appropriation of archival footage and digital memory culture. He has published extensively in journals such as Memory Studies, New German Critique, the Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and in the online journals Apparatus and Imaginations. He is consortium partner in the Horizon 2020 innovation and research action “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age” and head of a research group on “Commemorating the Holocaust in the Digital Age: Immersion, Augmentation and Virtual Reality” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Michael Haley Goldman is Director of the Future Projects at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Future Projects is a small innovation team designed to research, prototype, and explore emerging technologies that transform Holocaust memorialization and education. Mr. Haley Goldman has served as the Museum’s Director of the Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust Survivors and as the Director of Global Classroom and Evaluation.  Mr. Haley Goldman has a Masters in Education from Columbia University Teachers College.  

John Glancy is the Executive Producer for Schools and Families at Imperial War Museums where he manages a national programme that covers IWM’s five branches and online. John and his team are currently developing a new Holocaust Learning programme in collaboration with a leading digital studio and Oliver award winning dramaturg which will be launched in late 2021 . Previous to working in heritage John worked extensively in theatre across the UK as an actor, director and producer including periods as Head of Creative Learning at the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh and Schools Producer at the Lyric Hammersmith. John’s creative practise is deeply rooted in community and youth engagement inspired by his own experiences growing up in a deprived community in North Edinburgh. John believes that all culture is fundamentally storytelling and this has empowered him to take a diverse cross discipline approach to content creation in order to engage audiences across all walks of life.

Dr. Iris Groschek studied art and history in Hamburg and Prague. She worked many years as an archivist. In 2009, she became head of the education department of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial. Since 2016, she has been responsible for public relations and online communication of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, since 2020 for the Foundation of Hamburg Memorials and Learning Centres Commemorating the Victims of Nazi Crimes.

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