Professor Judy Baumel-Schwarz of Bar Ilan University in Israel will share her latest research findings with us. Network Members who completed her questionnaires will recall Judy was investigating 2g and 3g researchers to see whether there was a link, conscious or otherwise, between their Holocaust background and their having chosen a research profession (not necessarily connected with the Holocaust), whether in the academic world, law, medicine, or other forms of research. Some grew up in homes where the Holocaust was discussed openly while in others it was a silent but constant presence. In some cases, the connection between a Holocaust-related background and personal/professional decisions is overt and obvious. It can be more subtle with some people initially stating that there is no connection at all.
Judy discovered rumination and self-exploration often uncover possible connections between our choices and our background and their significance is dependent on a subjective understanding of one’s past and present. Her talk will centre on the dynamics of the research project, and its initial conclusions. Attendees can share their own thoughts and experiences during the Q&A that will follow the talk. Please note the earlier start time of 5.20pm for 5.30pm BST, to give everyone time to check their Zoom conncetion, and the finish time of 7pm BST. Numbers are limited and Network members will be given priority. Booking details to follow.