Corpses of the Holocaust: A New Approach to the Destruction and its Aftermath

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Black and white photo of Jean-Marc Dreyfus
Jean-Marc Dreyfus discusses his research on corpses and human remains of the Holocaust. This lecture is part of the Department of Jewish Studies 2018 - 19 lecture series, Holocaust Across the Disciplines. Funded in part by the Morris Weiss Award in Holocaust Education. Reception to follow. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 415
Department of Jewish Studies
Department of Jewish Studies
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Jean-Marc Dreyfus is reader in Holocaust studies at University of Manchester and was a director of the European Research Council’s Corpses of Mass Genocide and Violence Program. He won the 2018 – 2019 Center Research Fellowship at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

Dreyfus has written about the anthropology of genocide, the history of the Jews in 19th- and 20th-century France, the politics of memory and forensic Holocaust studies. He has received research fellowships from many institutions, including the Harvard University Center for European Studies, Centre Marc-Bloch in Berlin, Yad Vashem Center for International Holocaust Studies and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

He has published more than 60 manuscripts, including seven monographs. He has co-edited numerous volumes, including the groundbreaking Human Remains and Mass Violence: Methodological Approaches (2017) and Dictionary of the Holocaust (2009).

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