The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series with Dr. Anna Hájková, Ph.D. | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series with Dr. Anna Hájková, Ph.D.


Tue, 01/25/2022 - 16:00 to 17:00

Special Guest: Dr. Anna Hájková, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Warwick    
The Sally & Ralph Duchin Campus Lecture Series             
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | 4:00PM-5:00PM (AZ Time)
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“Theresienstadt and Jewish History: Reflections on the Holocaust and Jews in Central Europe”

How can we place the Holocaust into wider Jewish history? This talk explores the history of the enforced prisoner society in Theresienstadt ghetto to gain insights on wider context of late 19th and 20th century Jewish European history, including themes of assimilation and transnationality.

Dr Anna Hájková is Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. Her first book, The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt, came out in 2020 with Oxford University Press. Her article “Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide“, was awarded the Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship in 2013. She is working on two projects: a study on queer Holocaust history, specifically a trade book on an enforced relationship between a guard and a Jewish prisoner. Her work on queer history of the Holocaust was published in Czech, German, British, US American, and Israeli newspapers. She guest edited a special issue of German History Holocaust, Sexuality, Stigma. Moreover, she is also working on a generational history of Communists in Central Europe, 1930-1970.