30 2015

Postcards from Auschwitz: A Holocaust Historian in Transit

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Soloway Jewish Community Centre 21 Nadolny Sachs Pvt

This talk explores “death tourism”, which is the link -- often blurry - between travel
and tourism for pleasure and the academic inquiry of genocide. The talk questions the
utility of tourism and travel to sites of genocide for pedagogy, personal edification, and
pleasure and it explores the underpinnings of this kind of experiential travel in light of the
post-communist structures in which these sites of horror are situated.

Sponsor: The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, the Soloway Jewish Community Centre