SAPC AGM and ANNUAL LECTURE 2018

EDINBURGH: Saturday 6th October 2018

SAPC AGM and ANNUAL LECTURE

After Genocide – How Ordinary Jews Face the Holocaust

Speaker: Sue Lieberman

Venue: Edinburgh Training & Conference Venue

 AGM: Registration 10:00am. AGM 10:30am to 12:00pm

Lecture: Registration 12:30pm. Lecture 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Sue will shed light on the concept of “

collective trauma”.

‘Collective trauma’ is an easily-used but little-understood idea. She will discuss

some of the dynamics involved in this wedding together of two concepts

(‘collective’ and ‘trauma’), each challenging to define in their own right.  These

dynamics  reflect  a  complex  interplay  between  personal,  shared  and  cultural

dimensions.      She  will  invite  participants  to  reflect  on  how  and  why  cultural

‘norms’  of  history  come  into  place  and  how  they  may  relate  to  or  express

personal distress; and will illustrate her talk with quotations from some of the

people interviewed, whose testimony forms a central part of her book:

After Genocide: How Ordinary Jews face the Holocaust.