Monday 2nd March – Fictionalising the Shoah (Jewish Book Week)

The Second Generation Network is sponsoring this evening event. ‘To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.’ But despite Theodor Adorno’s dictum dramatising the Holocaust has become a trend, in both books and film. Should the Holocaust, the nadir of humanity, be fictionalised? When we do dramatise the suffering, how should we approach it, and should any topics be off limits? Toby Haggith, author of The Holocaust and the Moving Image, and Peter Filkins, the translator of H.G. Adler’s trio of Holocaust novels as well as his biographer, will be in discussion with James Libson about the ethics of fictionalising the Holocaust. Tickets will be on sale from 9th January at www.kingsplace.co.uk.

Jewish Book Week
King’s Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG
7pm

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