Landscapes of Memory: Recording the Archaeological Remains of the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture

Dr Caroline Sturdy Colls

The material remains of the camps, ghettos and execution sites of the Holocaust survive in various forms as reminders of the suffering and persecution that took place during this period. However, many of these sites remain dilapidated, unrecorded and misunderstood. As the number of survivors diminishes, new approaches are required to ensure that the events, and the victims, of the Holocaust are not forgotten. The examination of the physical evidence relating to this period using non-invasive archaeological approaches offers new possibilities for Holocaust education and commemoration. This lecture will outline an interdisciplinary approach aimed at characterising, recording and visualising this evidence in a way that recognises their scientific and historic significance, as well as their religious and commemorative importance.

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For further information or if you would like to attend the lecture please contact Julie Smith, Corporate Events, t: 01782 294116, e: public@staffs.ac.uk