Modes of Expression. Testimonies, Metaphors, and Music

Workshop by the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

Supported by the Sigmund Freud Foundation

In cooperation with Transgenerational Trauma Transfer Research | Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität


Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 15–18 h

Library of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Museum


Registration required: To attend, please register below.

Program (in English)

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15 h

Aurélia KALISKY (Gerda Henkel Research Fellow)

The Taylor and his Poem. Cultural History of the Nazi Ghettos in the Eyes of Survivor Scholars (Michal Borwitz, Nachman Blumental, Joseph Wulf)

Commented by Daniela Finzi (Sigmund Freud Museum)


16 h

Alexandra BIRCH (VWI Research Fellow)

Music and Mizrachim. Tashkent, Yudakov, and Weinberg

Commented by Stephen Naron (Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies)


17 h

Atinati MAMATSASHVILI (VWI Senior Fellow)

The Shoes of the Outcast. Urban configurations in the literary work of French-language writers in the 1930s and during the Second World War

Commented by Erzsébet Fanni Tóth (Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität)


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