"Traumas of the war and the Holocaust in the collective memory of the Germans and German Jews and the role of Russia in German and Jewish narratives of that time" lecture by Gregor Luks
On September 24, 2019, Gregor Luks (LMU) will give a lecture within the framework of the seminar "West and East: Universalism of Culture"
What are psychological consequences of such deep traumas of the twentieth century as World War II and the Holocaust? How did these injuries affect the psyche of eyewitnesses and victims of these events from the German and Jewish sides, as well as the psyche of their children and grandchildren? What role did Russia play in German and Jewish narratives of the time, being for some a threat and for the others a savior? The report will be devoted to all these issues, based both on conversations with representatives of different generations of Germans and German Jews and on scientific research on this subject. Bearing in mind such concepts as “generation”, “trauma”, “guilt” and “ambivalence”, the speaker will examine the conclusions his interlocutors have come to, evaluating the events of those times and their consequences.
Translation from German into Russian will be carried out by prof. B.L. Khavkin.
Venue: HSE building at 21/4 Staraya Basmannaya Street, building 1, Room 502.
To order a pass to the HSE building, please send an application with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 p.m. September 20, 2019.