Lunch Hour Lecture: Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

Darwin Lecture Theatre,
Darwin Building
Gower Street
Event time
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 30 January 2020
30 Jan 2020

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, UCL's Professor Mary Fulbrook will explore the themes of her prize-winning book Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice. This lecture is presented by UCL in partnership with the Wolfson History Prize.

Seventy-five years after the end of the Second World War, the Holocaust continues to challenge us with complex questions and legacies that reach across generations and continents. Focusing on perpetrators as well as victims and survivors, Professor Mary Fulbrook will discuss approaches taken by post-war states, societies and individuals to the persecution of European Jews and other victim groups. The lecture explores the extent to which those responsible were able to evade justice, the reverberations at a personal level within families and communities, and the challenges of memorialisation today.

The lecture is based on her book Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice, which won the prestigious Wolfson History Prize in 2019.

Following the lecture, there will be an afternoon tea reception where guests can find out more about the work of UCL's Centre for Holocaust Education.