Aktuelle Fellows des Zentrums für Holocaust-Studien

Messan Tossa holds a PhD in German Studies and is a Research Assistant at the Togo State Archives as well as a Honorary Lecturer at the German Department of the Université de Lomé. His current research project "Artefacts of Holocaust Literature in the African Context" deals with literary entanglements between the Holocaust and the Genocide in Rwanda. His starting point is the supposition that poetic, thematic and formal cues of Holocaust literature have passed into the literature about the Rwandan genocide, in order to engage with the question of entanglements of the remembrance of different genocides. Additionally the project investigates the globalisation of acts of genocide remembrance and inquires into the question of the hierarchy of remembrance as concerns the categories of centre and periphery.