Resource room

Opening Hours

resource room

Mondays to Fridays, 09.00 - 17.00 (term time)

Outside term time by appointment only. Please email burtoncentre@le.ac.uk

Resource Room

The Holocaust Resource Room (Attenborough tower 601) provides physical location within the University of Leicester to centrailse, co-ordinate and develop the activities of the Stanley Burton Centre.

This is where members meet to co-ordinate and develop activities, as well as staging some of the Centre's events. It also provides specialised sources (primary sources, books, journals, etc.), facilities (computer, laser printer, and in due time DVD/VHS and photocopying facilities) and expertise outside the University library at regular opening hours. Finally, it serves as a teaching and seminar venue for classes that are related to the Centre's activities.   

The Holocaust Resource Room is run by a group of student volunteers. Find out more about volunteering.

Collection

Highlights of the collection include:

  • The oral history archive Refugee Voices from the Association for Jewish Refugees (AJR, London), containing 150 audio-visual interviews with former refugees from Nazi Germany now living in Britain. (Licensed by kind permission of the Association of Jewish Refugees).
  • More than a 1,000 primary and secondary sources on the history of the Holocaust and related topics
  • Films & Documentaries on VHS/DVD
  • Oral testimonies on CDs

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News in the Centre

Just published: M. Braganca and F. Louwagie (eds.), Ego-histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy, Palgrave https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319708591

Dr Fransiska Louwagie and Dr Caroline Sharples will present the results of 'Across the Seasons: Memory Matters today', a drama and research project conducted in collaboration with CCM Theatre and funded by the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund, at the AHRC-Network Conference 'Culture and its Uses as Testimony' (University of Birmingham, 11-12 April 2018) 

Dr Luca Fenoglio will give a public presentation of his book at the Italian Cultural Institute New York and a lecture based on his PhD at Columbia University.

Dr Martin Stern, has been honoured for his tireless work in the field of Holocaust education with an MBE.

Hannah Lewis will give a survivor talk in the course of Holocaust Awareness Week, on the 8th of February, 5.30-7pm, Bennett Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 2

Richard Evans of the Archaeology and Ancient History department will present a research paper with the title "Anything But Genocide: The Inherent Problems of Genocide Scholarship within the Ancient World". 21 February 2018, 4:00pm (ATT206)

Josh Cohen (University of Leicester) will give a paper on his on-going PhD research with the title "Never forget? The Holocaust and left-wing anti-fascism in Britain, 1945-51". 7 March 2018, 5:00pm (ATT206)

Dr Rachel Century, formerly of Royal Holloway and now of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, will give a talk on her newly-published book, "Female Administrators of the Third Reich". 21 March 2018, 4:00pm (ATT206)

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