Location and Public Events

While the conference will only be open to registered participants, public events will take place on two evenings.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, St.-Jakobs-Platz 18, 80331 Munich

November 1938 and 1939 in Munich: History and Memory

  • Andrea Löw, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich, and Kim Wünschmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Chairs
  • Manuel Pretzl, Deputy Mayor of the City of Munich, Greetings
  • Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Jewish Community of Munich and Upper Bavaria, Ein Wort zur Erinnerung
  • Screening of the Historical Film “Demolition of the Munich Main Synagogue, June 1938” (Courtesy of Stadtarchiv München)
  • Alan E. Steinweis, University of Vermont, Georg Elser's Attempted Assassination of Hitler in the Context of the November Pogrom


Registration is required for the event. To book a place please email karten[at]ikg-m.de


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Große Aula

The Holocaust: Turns and Trends of Research, Teaching, Public Memorialization and Present Political Circumstances. A Critical Evaluation

Since the 1990s, the Holocaust has been at the center of a virtually worldwide culture of remembrance. During this period, research on the subject has also expanded enormously. Nevertheless, there is still much to be done, as various deficiencies, problems and challenges have become apparent. These challenges will the subject of closer consideration in the panel discussion.

These issues include the following. How should the field deal with the problem of overspecialization? How can the difficulties of communicating research findings to a wider public be solved, given the lack of the necessary expertise in universities and insufficient provision of appropriate further-education courses for schoolteachers?

  • Sarah Cushman, Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, Welcome
  • Bernd Huber, President of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Greetings
  • Panel discussion with Christopher R. Browning, University of North Carolina (Chair), Andrea Pető, Central European University, Hana Kubátová, Charles University, Frank Bajohr, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich and Dieter Pohl, University of Klagenfurt


Registration for the event on Wednesday evening is not required.

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