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Sunday, June 9 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Through the lens of the Holocaust: the traces of the Shoah in testimonies of the Cambodian genocide

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This talk examines the work of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute in consulting with the testimony-gathering efforts of the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), an independent Cambodian research institute compiling written records, photographs and video testimonies of the Cambodian genocide. The collaboration between these two institutions raises pressing questions concerning the limits and possibilities of documenting more recent and contemporary genocides by using methods of testimony that were originally developed for survivors and witnesses of the Shoah. This talk thus considers the challenges of examining genocides at large through the particular lens of the Holocaust.

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Noah Shenker

Dr Noah Shenker is a lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies within the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University. In 2009 he received a PhD in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, completing a dissertation that examines the cultural and institutional mediations of Holocaust testimonies. He has now completed a book manuscript based on that work and has published in areas... Read More →

Sunday June 9, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Scientia Building Gonski Room