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Annual British Association of Holocaust Studies (BAHS) Conference 2016

July 19, 2016 - July 21, 2016

The Presence of the Holocaust in society, politics and culture, c.1970 – 2015

The UCL Centre for Holocaust Education is hosting the annual British Association of Holocaust Studies (BAHS) conference. The conference will focus on the ‘Presence of the Holocaust’ in society, politics and culture since 1970 and explore the growth and development of Holocaust history and memory over the past four decades.

The conference is specifically concerned with how the collective conception of the Holocaust has developed since the mid to late 1970s. Ours is the generation in which Holocaust memory has grown exponentially, expanding and extending at such a rate that it not only permeates Western culture and society, but now has global proportions. Nor is there any indication of this slowing down; increased concern at the passing of survivors has given but further impetus to attempts to teach, learn, and remember the Holocaust, whilst its continued representation raises ongoing interest in its abstraction and appropriation.

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