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The Afterlives of Wiedergutmachung: Algerian Jews and Palestinian Refugees

06.06.2018 | 18:00 - 20:00

DHC Lecture mit Susan Slyomovics

In a landmark process that transformed global redress after the Holocaust, Germany created the largest sustained program of Wiedergutmachung. My book, How to Accept German Reparations (2014), discusses my grandmother and mother, Czechoslovakian Jewish survivors of Auschwitz, Plaszow, and Markkleeberg camps, who disagreed about taking reparations. Acknowledging reparations claims allows for victim recognition, yet indemnifications provoke difficult questions about measuring suffering: How much or what kind of violence merits compensation? How to account for variation in German reparations and French restitution directed solely at Algerian Jewry for Vichy-era losses? Do crimes of colonialism merit reparations? How might reparations models apply to the modern-day conflict in Israel and Palestine?

Vortrag in englischer Sprache

Zeit & Ort

06.06.2018 | 18:00 - 20:00

Freie Universität Berlin, „Rostlaube“, Seminarzentrum, Raum L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem

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Katja Heinrich, E-Mail-Adresse: k.heinrich@fu-berlin.de