EHRI Partner the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) organises an online workshop "The Fantastic Afterlives of the Holocaust" from 16-18 June 2021. You can follow the workshop online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcOCtpz4uEtC5uD2UIgvp1nFAsvERSUSw.
Ghosts, apparitions, phantoms, demons, monsters, and miracles all inhabit postwar references to the Holocaust. They constitute recurrent, though often neglected, tropes in testimonies and memoirs of survivors, but also increasingly come to the fore in contemporary engagements with the Holocaust. Fantastic, spectral, supernatural, monstrous, and uncanny figures permeate personal accounts of the Holocaust that stretch across generational boundaries, inform artistic and literary practices, and, as a recent development, also academic writing. Whether as incarnations of “ultimate evil”, concoctions of post-Holocaust imaginations, or figurations of its continuous relevance and resonance, their presence establishes a set of new themes through which to address the Holocaust and its experiential, affective, cultural, and political impact.