Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2020
|Starts:||18:00 28 Jan 2020|
|Ends:||19:30 28 Jan 2020|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
We are delighted to announce that the sixth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Dina Porat (Tel Aviv University) .
The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place.
Lecture 1. The Impact of the Holocaust on Israel's Foreign Policy
Abstract: This lecture will present the impact of the Holocaust on Israel's prime ministers, from David Ben-Gurion to Benjamin Netanyahu, and a few other decision makers, and the ways it shaped, and is still shaping, their policies. It will start with Meir Dagan, the legendary head of the Mossad, who never authorized an operation before taking a long look at the photo of his grandfather, kneeling before being shot by laughing German soldiers, and will carry on to Netanyahu's photo of an Iranian atomic bomb, which he showed in a UN general assembly. The research question to be addressed is: has the Holocaust and its memory been used as a tool to advance Israeli interests, or did the Holocaust, and its consequences in every area of life, create a deep seated layer of anxiety that is common to all, or at least most, Israeli society and leaders?
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