Events and Exhibitions

Wednesday, 26. May - 16:00 o'clock to Friday, 28. May 2021 - 16:30 o'clock

The Holocaust and the Cold War
Culture and Justice

Joint Annual Conference

Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main
Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

The conference will examine to what extent the Cold War affected representations of the Shoah in historiography, legal investigations and trials as well as the arts and will ask how this has determined political discourse until today. We will take stock of the confrontational nature of the Cold War and discuss how the Holocaust became a discursive and ideological weapon in the arsenals of both the West and the Eastern Bloc.

The conference will take place from May 26 to 28 2021. The conference will be held entirely online. All information will be available shortly on our conference website. Registration for this event is not required (except for the film screening)

Conference Website (online from May 10, 2021)

Conference Flyer

Conference Program (pdf-file)


Fritz Bauer Institut
An-Institut der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0)69 798 322-40

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