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Symposium: Art and Culture in the Terezín Ghetto

2 March 2014

Key Focus on the Terezín Ghetto in the Program Surrounding the "Defiant Requiem"

Wolfgang Benz, Inka Bertz, Anna Hájková, Hanno Loewy

Wolfgang Benz, Inka Bertz, Anna Hájková, Hanno Loewy (from left to right)
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2 March 2014, 11 am to 5 pm


Old Building, second level, Great Hall




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The symposium explores in four lectures the history of the "exception ghetto" Terezín from four different angles. Wolfgang Benz, Berlin, speaks about Terezín as a place of deception and destruction; Inka Bertz, Berlin, considers the visual artists imprisoned there; Anna Hájková, Coventry, analyzes the ghetto as a place of unequals , and Hanno Loewy , Hohenems, examines the cinematic and photographic propaganda in the Terezín, Warsaw, and Lodz ghettos.

• 11 am: Terezín - A Story of Deception and Destruction
Wolfgang Benz, Berlin

• 12 pm: Jeunesse Dorée of the Holocaust - The Ghetto as a Society of Unequals
Anna Hájková, Coventry

• 1 pm: Lunch

• 2 pm: Drawing in Terezín
Inka Bertz

• 3 pm: Ghetto and Propaganda or: How Differently can you Portray Hell?
A Reflection on Terezín, Warsaw, and Lodz in Nazi Media
Hanno Loewy , Hohenems

• 4.30 pm: Reception

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