July 4, 2021 - 7.00 pm
July 18, 2021 - 8.15 pm
In this course Rebecca Pollack will explore the role of Holocaust memorialisation in Britain through three case studies: the Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, smaller Holocaust memorial gardens from around the country, and the designs for the forthcoming memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens. We will examine architecture, garden design, and monuments in order to understand how politics and culture mediate the built environment and how architectural styles and choices function as political statements in themselves. We will also explore questions about the necessity of Holocaust memorials and consider what voices might be absent from London’s memorial core.
Dates: Sundays 4th, 11th, 18th July
Time: 7.00 – 8.15pm (London)
Cost: Suggested donation £25 (we are unable to take bookings for individual sessions)
Rebecca is a Ph.D candidate in Art History at the City University of New York. Her dissertation examines Holocaust memorials in Britain studying how their political context informed the design and content of the memorials. Rebecca’s dissertation is funded by the Association for Jewish Studies, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture and the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art. Before immigrating to London last year, Rebecca taught art and architectural history at various New York City area colleges including the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College, Yeshiva University, and Montclair State University.