Camps like Auschwitz were only one of the many landscapes where the Holocaust was enacted and experienced. In this talk Dr. Cole situates the place of Auschwitz within the wider geography and chronology of a genocide that was constantly on the move as it first moved east, and then west, and then east again across Europe.
Dr. Cole is Professor of Social History and Director of Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol. His core research has focused on Holocaust landscapes – both historical and memory landscapes – writing books on Holocaust representation (Images of the Holocaust/Selling the Holocaust, 1999), the spatiality of ghettorization in Budapest (Holocaust City, 2003), social histories of the Hungarian Holocaust (Traces of the Holocaust, 2011) and the spatiality of survival (Holocaust Landscapes, 2016).
Presented by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and Union Station Kansas City in support of the exhibition Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away.