Past Events


7 Dec 2017  Research seminar ‘Photographs from the Lodz Ghetto during the Holocaust’, given by Tanja Kinzel from the Free University of Berlin
7 Nov 2017 Annual Aubrey Newman Lecture: Delivered by Dr Joanna Beata Michlic (UCL), ‘What We Do Not Talk About: Jewish Survivors and their Rescuers in Poland during the Holocaust’
11 August 2017 Exhibition Launch:  Curator Christina Winkler launched our new exhibition "The Forgotten. The Holocaust in Rostov/Don".
6 July 2016

Historians pay tribute following death of Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel
See obituary

4 May 2016

Film Screening and Talk with Belgian journalist Colette Braeckman: Reporting sexual violence in DRC organised by Simon Lambert, Fransiska Louwagie and Sarah Ehlers, in collaboration with the School of Modern Languages, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Centre for Medical Humanities. With the generous support of Wallonia-Brussels International.

January-March 2016 Dr Fransiska Louwagie and Dr Caroline Sharples run a drama and research educational projects with 4 schools in Leicester and Preston, in collaboration with CCM Theatre. The project, entitled 'Across the Seasons: Memory Matters Today' is funded by a grant from the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund..
4 Mar 2015

Joint Seminar from the Centre for Urban History and the Stanley Burton Centre: Prof. Alexander Nützenadel (Humboldt University Berlin):  'Capitalism from below. Urban real estate markets and homeownership in Europe around 1900'. Introduced by Prof. Simon Gunn and Dr. Alexander Korb

26 Jan 2015

Prof. Christopher Browning (University of North Carolina): 'Why did they kill? Revisiting the Holocaust Perpetrators', (the event is free of charge).

20-21 Jan 2015

Dr. Fransiska Louwagie is co-organising an interdisciplinary workshop bringing together world-famous scholars at Queen's University Belfast: France, Vichy and me
11 Nov 2014 Alex Korb presents 'Irmina' a collaborative graphic novel at the Literaturhaus, Munich on 7th November and at the ExRotaprint Projektraum, Berlin on the 11th November 2014.
11 Nov 2014 Holocaust Survivor Ruth David speaks  at the Friends Meeting House.
28 Aug 2014 Interview with Alexander Korb in Dradio Kultur
7 July 2014 Fransiska Louwagie  participats in the ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: The Rescue of Jews in Western Europe during the Holocaust: The Local, the National and the Transnational at Queen Mary University London on 7 July 2014
May 2014 Irina Marin has been awarded the George Gerbner Excellence Award for the best paper at The George Gerbner Conference on Communication, Conflict and Aggression - Budapest College of Communication and Business, May 2014.
28-30 May 2014 Alexander Korb presents at the conference Himmler's Supranational Militia: Indigenous Participation in SS- and Police Units, University of Toruń
28 May 2014

Rwanda Remembered seminar series: Dr Caroline Williamson (University of Nottingham) - 'Can Living through Genocide Lead to Positive Change? Rwandan Women's Stories of Strength, Recovery and Post-traumatic Growth'. Her paper is followed by 'Spring Forward', an original theatre performance by CCM Theatre concluding the seminar series.

14 May 2014 9th Aubrey Newman Annual Lecture 2014:
Dr Shulamith Behr (Honorary Research Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, London: 'The Expressionist Ludwig Meidner - Exile, Creativity and Holocaust Awareness'. See poster.
7 May 2014 Alexander Korb discussed non-German perpetrators' violence during WWII at the University of Freiburg
25 Apr 2014 Alex Korb presents on a Biographies-Workshop, Mannheim, April 25, on "Der Tatkreis in der Nachkriegszeit"
Apr 2014 Alexander Korb's book Im Schatten des Welkriegs is reviewed in Fascism and in Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung
23 Mar 2014 Alex Korb presents at an international symposium on the Holocaust in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris
24-27 Mar 2014 Holocaust Awareness Week 2014 - 24-27 March
Mar 2014 Irina Marin's book Contested Frontiers has been reviewed on H-Soz-Kult
5 Mar 2014 Rwanda Remembered seminar series: Dr Zoe Norridge (King's College, London) - 'Photographing Rwanda: Agency and Identity in Images of Genocide and its Aftermath'
21 Feb 2014 Alexander Korb dicusses his book Im Schatten des Weltkriegs at the Centre de recherches historiques, Paris
11 Feb 2014 Rwanda Remembered seminar series: Dr Omar McDoom (LSE) entitled 'Anti-Social Capital: An Investigation into Who Killed and Who Did Not in Rwanda's Genocide'
Feb 2014 Alexander Korb's book Im Schatten des Weltkriegs has been reviewed in Italia Contemporanea
11 Feb 2014 Alexander Korb presents his book Im Schatten des Weltkriegs at the Gesellschaft für Faschismus- und Weltkriegsforschung
1-2 Feb 2014 Alexander Korb participats in the workshop "The Balkans as Europe" at the IWM Vienna
29 Jan 2014 The 'Rwanda Remembered' seminar series launches with a paper by Belgian journalist Colette Braeckman entitled 'The Rwandan Genocide: A Tragedy Foretold That Nobody Believed'
28 Jan 2014 The Journey After and the Journey Ahead: Tuesday 28th January
Martin Stern: A Holocaust Journey and Genocide Education Kemal Pervanic: Bosnian genocide and its denial: An uncertain journey ahead of us'.
15 Jan 2014 Alexander Korb presents his book Im Schatten des Weltkriegs at Lhotzkys Literaturbuffet, in Vienna
12 Dec 2013 Alexander Korb presents at the Austrian Academy of Sciences
11 Dec 2013 Dr Paul Moore  presentsa paper entitled 'Do they occasionally arrest an industrialist?' Class, Volksgemeinschaft, and Popular Opinion on the Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany' at the Institute of Historical Research, London
3 Dec 2013 Alexander Korb presents at the symposium 'In the Shadow of Genocide. Roma/Sinti in Europe'
27 Nov 2013 Modern Languages Seminar Series, in collaboration with the Stanley Burton Centre: Dr Manuel Braganca (Queen's University) presents a paper on ‘Making the dead speak: on the Lanzmann-Haenel controversy’.
27 Nov 2013 Now published: Caroline Sharples; Olaf Jensen (eds.), Britain and the Holocaust - Remembering and Representing War and Genocide (The Holocaust and its Contexts Series) (Palgrave, 2013).
20 Nov 2013 Alexander Korb discuss the longue durée of the history of mass violence on the Balkans (Vienna, Bruno Kreisky Forum)
14 Nov 2013 Dr Paul Moore talks about 'Ordinary Germans and the Nazi Camps, 1933-1945' , University of Leicester.
Oct 2013 Alexander Korb was awarded the prize Humanities International
30 Oct 2013 Alexander Korb and other authors  discuss new directions in researching mass violence, Hamburg, Institute for Social Research
24 Oct 2013 Alexander Korb moderats a panel on "The Axis States" at the conference: 'White Spots: Persecution of Roma in Central and Eastern Europe during WWII' in Berlin.
6 Oct 2013 Alexander Korb gives a paper at the GSA in Denver: 'Embedded in a Culture of Violence? Siegfried Kasche (1903–1947), SA Leader and Ambassador'.
4 Oct 2013 Alexander Korb gives a comment at the GSA in Denver: Representations and Perceptions. War in Propaganda, novel, and Public Display After WWI.
Sep 2013 Dr Paul Moore joins the Stanley Burton Centre as Lecturer in Modern European History.
25 Sep 2013 Book launch at the Wiener Library, London: Rediscovering Piotr Rawicz’s Holocaust novel 'Blood from the Sky': Anny Dayan Rosenman and Fransiska Louwagie (eds) Un ciel de sang et de cendres: Piotr Rawicz et la solitude du témoin (A sky of blood and ashes: Piotr Rawicz and the loneliness of the witness)
20 Sep 2013 Alexander Korb gives a talk at a workshop on "Racial Segregation", Hannah Arendt Institute Dresden
18 Sep 2013 Alexander Korb presents his recent book at the Harbour Front Literary Festival Hamburg, 18 September, 7pm
7 Sep 2013 Alex Korb discusses the genocide against the Roma on the Balkans during WWII at an international symposium in Oslo
Sep 2013 The volume Ordinary People as Mass Murderers- Perpetrators in Comparative Perspectives (Palgrave 2008), edited by Olaf Jensen and Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann, is now available as paperback.
27 June 2013 Alex Korb presents at a Workshop on the Holocaust in Yugoslavia in Yad Vashem, Jerusalem Conference
6 June 2013 Dr Alexander Korb: Buchvorstellung "Im Schatten des Weltkriegs. Massengewalt der Ustascha gegen Serben, Juden und Roma in Kroatien 1941-1945" (Saarbrücken)
4 June 2013 Book launch at the Topography of Terror Foundation in Berlin: Dr. Alexander Korb in conversation with Prof. Michael Wildt.
2 June 2013

Book launch at the Holocaust Memorial in Paris, 2.30pm:

Dr Fransiska Louwagie and Anny Dayan Rosenman (eds), Un ciel de sang et de cendres: Piotr Rawicz et la solitude du témoin (2013).

29 May 2013 Dr. Alexander Korb: 'Träumen vom neuen Europa". Visionen der kroatischen Ustaša für ein ethnisch homogenes Kroatien als Teil einer Neuen Ordnung', Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
27 May 2013 Dr. Alexander Korb  presents at the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Workshop on Geography and Holocaust Research: The Significance of Geography in a Civil War. Spatial Dimensions of Mass Violence, the Balkans, 1941-45 (ITS, Bad Arolsen).
15 May 2013 Dr Alexander Korb gives a lecture at the University of Tuebingen entitled 'Gewalt in Kroatien 1941', Institut für osteuropäische Geschichte und Landeskunde, Wilhelmstr. 36 (Hegelbau), 5.30pm.
13 May 2013 Book Presentation by Dr. Alexander Korb: Im Schatten des Weltkriegs. Massengewalt der Ustaša gegen Serben, Juden und Roma in Kroatien 1941–1945, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
8 May 2013

8th Annual Aubrey Newman Lecture 8 May 2013

Professor Robert Gordon (Cambridge): 'Grey Zones and Good Italians: The Holocaust and National Character'

Apr 2013

Dr Alex Korb gave an interview about the significance of 10 April 1941 and the history of violence in Europe.

A new publication by Dr Alexander Korb: Im Schatten des Weltkriegs:
Massengewalt der Ustaša gegen Serben, Juden und Roma in Kroatien 1941–1945

Mar 2013 27 March: Royal Historical Society Regional Symposium: Croatia and Europe held at the University of Leicester. Speakers include Alexander Korb, Norman Housley and Ivo Banac.

The Stanley Burton Centre and the History Society co-organised the Holocaust Awareness Week 11-14 March 2013, invited two Hungarian Holocaust survivors, John Dobai (London) and George Pogany (Netherlands), to give talks, and Dr Sarah Hodgkinson (Department of Criminology) to give a lecture on the subject of 'Dark Tourism - The concentration camp as a site of Holocaust Tourism?'
Nov 2012

Alex Korb and Philipp Ther were awarded a conference grant worth € 9,000 by the Robert Bosch Foundation for the SBC's Annual Conference on Ethnic Homogenisation in Southeastern Europe, 1912-2012, which will take place in Vienna, 8-10 November, 2012.

Alex Korb received the Irma-Rosenberg-Prize for his research in Holocaust History. November 30, 2012, 11am, Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna

November 8: Alex Korb: Peculiarities of the Southeastern European Warzone during WWII

November 7:  Alex Korb receives the Herbert Steiner Prize, Vienna

November 3:  Alex Korb is presenting at the XIIth Lessons & Legacies Conference in Evanston, IL: Croatia, 1941-45. A Case of Multi-Directional Mass Violence

Sep 2012

Alex Korb was awarded the Andrej-Mitrović-Prize of the Zikic-foundation for his book manuscript on mass violence in Croatia during WWII

Ruth David was awarded the German Verdienstkreuz on 13 September 2012 at the German Embassy in London for her dedication and commitment to peace and to confront the Holocaust. We welcome Ruth David as our new Honorary Associate Member of the Stanley Burton.

The Centre thanks Mr Graham Smyth for his generous book donation for the Holocaust Resource Room.

Jul 2012

Harry Smith, volunteer at the Centre, has been awarded the School of Historical Studies' Brock-Award for his outstanding dissertation "The Holocaust and the British Press: Responses to the Liberation and Trial at Bergen-Belsen". Congratulations.

The SBC awarded James Garnett the Centre's Derek Downey Award for his first class dissertation entitled "Liberators". Congratulations.

We kindly welcome Dr Rabah Aissaoui (French Studies) as our new associate member!

17 Jul 2012

Alexander Korb gives a presentation at the 6th Centropa Summer Academy

16 Jul 2012 Alexander Korb presents at the Colluquium of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena: The Ustaša 1929 - 1945
4 Jul 2012 Olaf Jensen, Alexander Korb and Fransiska Louwagie present at the workshop "POUR UN INVENTAIRE DES MOTS DU TÉMOIGNAGE ET DE LA MÉMOIRE" held by the Auschwitz Foundation in Brussels
28 Jun 2012 Alexander Korb gives a presentation on „Axis Reactions towards early Ustasha Mass violence“ at the conference Što se u istinu dogodilo u Glinskoj Srpskopravoslavnoj Crkvi između 29/30. Srpnja i 4/5. Kolovoza 1941.: Svedočanstva i kultura sjećanja at University of Zagreb
16 Mar 2012

The Holocaust Masterclass 2012: A Masterclass for Year 12 students, offered by the School for Historical Studies

Alex Korb was awarded with the Irma Rosenberg-Förderpreis für die Erforschung der Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus by the Institute of Contemporary History (University Vienna)

Mar 2012 Dr Fransiska Louwagie, lecturer in French Studies, has joined the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
2 Mar 2012

New History Lab at Leicester

Dr Olaf Jensen presents 'Night and Fog: Nazi Concentration Camps Caught on Film'. 2 March, 2012, 5pm at the New History Lab, 1 Salisbury Road, Leicester

27 Feb 2012

Khojaly - A Legal Analysis

The School of Law hosts a lecture introducing their new research project providing an assesment of the massacre at Khojaly in 1992, which Armenia and Azerbaijan still hotly debate over whether it was a massacre or not. The lecture will introduce the main aspects of the project and the academic challenges they are likely to encounter.

10 Feb 2012

One-day workshop at the Wiener Library, London

Dr Alex Korb presents a paper on 'The Balkans: How the 'Final Solution' was intertwined with local forms of violence' at a one-day workshop on 'The Wannsee Conference: new views from Berlin, the Baltic and the Balkans' at the Wiener Library, London

19 Jan 2012    

Fraenkel Prize Lecture: Dr Alexander Korb

Dr Alexander Korb presents his work, 'In the Shadow of the World War. Mass violence by the Ustaša against Serbs, Jews and Roma in Croatia, 1941-45', at The Wiener Library

Winter 2011

Fraenkel-Prize 2011

Alexander Korb has been awarded with the Wiener Library’s Fraenkel-Prize (category A) for: Im Schatten des Weltkriegs. Massengewalt der Ustaša gegen Serben, Juden und Roma in Kroatien, 1941-45

14 Dec 2011 International Holocaust Archive to be available in the UK for the first time

After supporting a long campaign, SBC Director Olaf Jensen was invited to the Foreign and Commenwealth Office for the official arrival of the UK copy of the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive, to be hosted at the Wiener Library. London.

7 Dec 2011

Ethnic Homogenization in Europe 1941-1949: Rethinking the gap between Fascism and Communism

Alexander Korb gives a guest lecture at the Centre for the Study of Wider Europe at NUI Maynooth

6 Dec 2011 Provincializing WWII – non-German perpetrators during the Holocaust

Alex Korb gives a talk at the MA-seminar, History department, National University of Ireland at Maynooth

23 Nov 2011

Rethinking Modern Europe Seminar at the IHR London

Alex Korb and Mary Vincent (Sheffield): The Spanish Falange and the Croatian Ustasha - comparative perspectives ( Chair: Christian Goeschel)

17 Nov 2011

'Fascism on the periphery'

Alexander Korb gives a talk on 'Croatia - The Militia State (1941–45)' at a conference on fascism in northern, east-central and south-eastern Europe at the Hugo Valentin Centre in Uppsala

9 Nov 2011

'Politics after the Holocaust: Arendt in America'

Richard King (University of Nottingham) gives a talk at the School Seminar Series, jointly organised by the Stanley Burton Centre and the Centre for American Studies

24-27 Oct 2011

Holocaust Awareness Week

From 24-27 October 2011 the Stanley Burton Centre hosts the Holocaust Awareness Week at the University of Leicester which included talks by Holocaust survivors Ruth David (Leicester) and Imre Rochlitz (London), and a lecture by Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway, London)

Programme and Poster

Press Release

22-23 Sep 2011

'A Contextual View of Genocidal Intent'
International and interdisciplinary conference on Genocidal intent, hosted in collaboration with the School of Law.
Programme, registration information and attendance rates

Press Release

21 Sep 2011 Sixth Aubrey Newman Lecture
Professor William A. Schabas (University of Middlesex)
'Proving Genocidal Intent: Is it Really so Difficult?'
Open to the public.
See poster.
July 2011 Antero Holmila, 'Reporting the Holocaust in the British, Swedish and Finnish Press, 1945-50'
Vol. III in the book series 'The Holocaust and its Contexts' (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
7 July 2011 'Germany, the ‘World Champion’ of Coming to Terms with a troubled Past?’
Olaf Jensen gives the Key Note Lecture at the 50th Anniversary of Aktion Suehnezeichen Friedensdienste (Action Reconciliation Service for Peace), Coventry Cathedral.
6 July 2011 '“Of course, they didn’t live a moment longer” – WWII and the Holocaust in German Family Memory'
Presentation by Olaf Jensen at the Oral History Day, East Midlands Oral History Archive.

23 March 2011

'Confronting the Holocaust'
Lecture and discussion with film director and producer Rex Bloomstein ('KZ', 2005, and others).Hosted in collaboration with the Department of Criminology.
See poster.
22 March 2011

Public lecture and seminar with Holocaust Survivor Dr Martin Stern
See poster.

2010 Oral history archive aquired
The Stanley Burton Centre has aquired 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).
Call for support and donation.
25 June 2009 'The Universal Hero: Raoul Wallenberg', public talk by Tanja Schult (Stockholm University)
Presentation of the book series 'The Holocaust and its Contexts' and introduction to lecture by Olaf Jensen, Wiener Library, London.
18 June 2009 ‘The Historical Importance of Oral Testimony’
Invited paper by Olaf Jensen at the Wiener Library, London at he launch of the 'Refugee Voices Oral History Archive'.
23 May 2009 ‘One goes left to the Russians, the other goes right to the Americans’ – Family Recollections of the Holocaust in Europe'
Paper given by Olaf Jensen at the ‘Legacy of the Holocaust’ Conference, Jaggiellonian University Krakow, 23/05/2009.
April 2009 Tanja Schult, 'A Hero's Many Faces. Raoul Wallenberg in Contemporary Monuments'
Vol. II in the book series 'The Holocaust and its Contexts' (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
Nov 2008 'Ordinary People as Mass Murderers. Perpetrators in Comparative Perspectives'
First volume in the new book series 'The Holocaust and its Contexts' (Palgrave Macmillan), edited by Olaf Jensen and Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann.
27 October 2008 Notice/Tribute
The Stanley Burton Centre mourns the death of Derek Downey on 27 October 2008.
See obituary.
23 August 2008 Notice/Tribute
The Stanley Burton Centre mourns the death of Audrey Burton on 23 August 2008.
See obituary.
'The Holocaust and its Contexts' Book Series
The Stanley Burton Centre has launched a book series with Palgrave Macmillan.

Podcasts of Lectures on the Holocaust (external)
Professor Christopher Browning (University of North Carolina), Memories of Survival: The Starachowice Factory Slave Labour Camps.

Christopher Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. One of the world’s leading historian of the Holocaust, he has published very widely on all aspects of Nazi extermination policy. His most recent monograph is Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942 (2004). Event Date:9 June 2009

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News in the Centre

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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