Below is taken from the Experience Nottinghamshire Website, and I am advertising it here in the hope it will interest people in the Nottingham area. It opened at Beth Shalom (Laxton) today.
Exhibition explores lessons from Germany’s confrontation of the Holocaust in a global context
3rd February till 9th February at the Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University
10th February till 20th February at the university’s Newton Building in Nottingham city centre
As the world prepares to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, an international exhibition looking at how Germany confronted the Holocaust is to be shown at Nottingham Trent University.
Led by academics from the University of Leeds, with Nottingham Trent University’s Professor Bill Niven acting as historical adviser, Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context is part of a series of activities examining post-war responses of Germans to the crimes committed in their name: responses of silence, outrage, reconciliation and memorialisation.
The exhibition also draws parallels to other global contexts and explores how nations and individuals confront traumatic histories, asking why and how we remember the past.
It will be launched by Professor Niven at Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton campus on 3 February and will run until 9 February, before being transferred to the university’s Newton Building in Nottingham city centre until 20 February.
The exhibition first opened at Leeds Town Hall and will simultaneously be unveiled at the National Holocaust Centre near Newark, Nottinghamshire, and Cape Town Holocaust Centre in South Africa on Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January – 70 years since the Red Army liberated Auschwitz. Professor Niven will be present at the opening of the exhibition at the Holocaust Centre to answer questions about the ideas behind it.
Bill Niven, professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Arts and Humanities, said: “This is an important exhibition that draws attention to Germany’s sincere, if sometimes problematic attempts to come to terms with Nazism. Too little is known in Britain about the extensive memorial landscape in Germany commemorating Jewish victims. The exhibition also points to the efforts by other countries, such as South Africa, to face their own difficult historical legacies.”
The exhibition is part of a programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and will eventually also be displayed in Coventry, Aberystwyth, Chester, Birmingham, Newcastle, and Durham, and, internationally, in Cork, Copenhagen and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA.