Friday, January 18th, 2019 Mauthausen: A Nazi Camp in Spanish Memory

Friday, January 18, 20192:00PM - 4:00PMGoldring Student Centre
Regents Room - 206
Victoria University
150 Charles St W


Prof. Brenneis’s talk is based on her recent book, Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940-2015 (2018). It delves into a little-known subject of the cultural legacy of Spaniards deported to the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen during World War II.

Sara Brenneis is an associate professor at Amherst College in Massachusetts who specializes in Spanish historical, literary and cultural studies. Her research examines representations of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Franco dictatorship and the Spanish transition to democracy. In addition to Spaniards in Mauthausen (U of Toronto Press, 2018), she published Genre Fusion: A New Approach to History, Fiction, and Memory in Contemporary Spain (2014) and is the co-editor of Spain, World War II, and the Holocaust: History and Representation, (forthcoming, the U of Toronto Press).



Prof. Sara Brenneis
Amherst College

Main Sponsor

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies


German Academic Exchange Service

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Centre for Comparative Literature

Jackman Humanities Institute

Department of Spanish and Portugese

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