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------------------------------------------------------ H-Museum List members might be interested in the forthcoming seminar (below) to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp (especially Professor Rainer Schulze's paper on 'The plans for the new memorial museum at Bergen-Belsen'). Professor Antoine Capet, FRHistS Head of British Studies University of Rouen Mont-Saint-Aignan 76821 (France) email@example.com ===================================== Belsen 1945 The Imperial War Museum, London Friday 15 April 2005, 9.30 am - 5.00pm The Imperial War Museum and Royal Holloway College London present a commemorative seminar to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated by British forces on 15 April 1945. They found the camp over-crowded with thousands of emaciated and sick prisoners. The dead and dying lay in the open and disease was rife. In the ensuing weeks, soldiers and relief personnel worked tirelessly to save as many lives as they could. Many were gradually nursed back to health. 10,000 bodies were buried in mass graves. The horrific newsreel and newspaper reports of the scenes in the camp have stayed long in the national memory in Britain. Belsen - an unusual camp with an atypical history within the overall concentration camp story - was proof of the Nazis' barbarity, although at the time the identity and recent history of its inmates was not fully appreciated. On the 60th anniversary of the discovery of Bergen-Belsen camp, this one-day seminar will bring together survivors of the camp, liberators, former medical personnel and academics to explore this complex event. Programme 9.30 Coffee and registration 10.00 Introduction Robert Crawford, Director-General 10.15-11.15 First session: Belsen, April 1945 Moderator: Professor Peter Longerich Historical overview Professor David Cesarani, Royal Holloway College Memories of life in the camp before liberation Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, survivor of Auschwitz and Belsen Major Dick Williams, soldier who entered Belsen on first day 11.15 Coffee break 11.45 Second session: The Medical Relief Effort Moderator: Professor David Cesarani Saving the Survivors. The British medical relief effort at Belsen Ben Shephard, historian and cultural critic Memories of the medical relief effort Dr Alan MacAuslan, former medical student who worked on relief effort at Belsen 12.30 Lunch 2.00 Third session: the filming and its impact Moderator: Ben Shephard Filming the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Dr Toby Haggith, Department of Film, Imperial War Museum: Liberation Sixty Years On: Towards Postmodern Memory? Professor Tony Kushner, University of Southampton 3.00 Tea break 3.30 Fourth session: Preserving the memory Moderator: Professor Peter Longerich 'And I was only a child': children's testimonies, Bergen-Belsen 1945 Dr Boaz Cohen, Bar Ilan University, Shaanan College, Israel The plans for the new memorial museum at Bergen- Belsen Professor Rainer Schulze, University of Essex 4.30 Concluding session Concluding reflections Esther Brunstein, survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and Belsen Shostakovich Trio no. 2, op. 67 Performance by the Lawson Trio, participators in Chetham's Brundibar project and performers of music composed under persecution 5.00 Event ends Tickets £20.00, FIWM and concessions £15.00 Registration Please book in advance by telephone or post: The Box Office Imperial War Museum Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ telephone: 020 7416 5439 fax: 020 7416 5457 Boxoffice@iwm.org.uk http://london.iwm.org.uk/server/show/conEvent.581 --- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.h-museum.net