Tom McKay

MA (University of Leicester)

Working title research project:

'Dealing with the Past – Memories of National Socialism, World War II and the Holocaust in Great Britain.'

Project Outline:

The project investigates how images of the Second World War and the Holocaust are transmitted within British families. By conducting interviews with contemporary witnesses of the Second World War, their children and grandchildren, as well as group discussions with members of different age groups insights will be provided into how the Second World War is portrayed and interpreted in British families. Of particular interest is the tradition of images and opinions as well as the question how this relates to the more cognitive historical knowledge as it is taught in schools.

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The Stanley Burton Centre
School of History
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH

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Wednesday 23 May - 'India a safe haven for Jewish refugees?: Exploring the entangled web of Indian anti-fascism, anti-colonialism and humanitarian solidarity in the interwar period'.  The venue is the seminar room at 3-5 Salisbury Road, at 5pm.

Thursday 24 May  Dr Maria Framke will give a seminar on the subject of her book, titled 'Delhi-Rome-Berlin: Taraknath Das’s Engagement with Italian Fascism and German National Socialism'. The venue is in the Attenborough Tower room ATT208, at 2pm.

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