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Wed 12-11-2008
Symposium Holocaust and Memory

organized in collaboration with the Commission for the History and Culture of the Jews in the Netherlands, of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Professor Motzkin is director of the Van Leer Institute and holder of the Ahad Ha'am Chair of Philosophy at the Hebrew University. He is the author of Time and Transcendence Secular History, the Catholic Reaction and the Rediscovery of the Future (Kluwer 1992). Prof. Motzkin is specialized in the philosophy of history, secularization theory, cognitive science, memory theory, and Heidegger.


7:00 PM: opening


7:10 PM: Prof. Gabriel Motzkin

 ‘How has the Holocaust Changed our Conception of Memory?’


7:40 PM: Dr. Dienke Hondius, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

‘History and memory: the place of World War II in education’.


8:00 PM: pauze


8:30 PM: Drs. Rozemarijn Schalkx

‘The return of the past? The public and political debates about antisemitism and Nazi trials in the Federal Republic of Germany 1958-1960’


8:50 PM: Dr. Rob van der Laarse, Universiteit van Amsterdam

‘The Dynamics of War Heritage, Memory and Remembrance; The Camps: virtual jewishness and relocated memories'.


9:10 PM: discussion


10:00 PM: closing


Location: Auditorium, Joods Historisch Museum, Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Amsterdam

Entrance fee: Euro 5,00

Students: free of charge








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