Friday, November 18th, 2022 "In search of our patriots and martyrs”. The French mission exhuming the corpses of deportees in Germany, 1946-1960

Friday, November 18, 20224:00PM - 6:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7


Jean-Marc Dreyfus is a Professor at the University of Manchester and associate researcher at the Centre of History, Sciences-Po Paris. He is a specialist of the economic and diplomatic aspects of the Holocaust and post-war reparations. His research considers other genocides, Jewish history in Europe and exhumations of corpses after mass violence. He also works and looted art in the Holocaust and the unfinished restitution process. Jean-Marc Dreyfus’ current research is three folded. It considers the question of looted art in this Holocaust and its legacy; he is interested in the personal narrative and the microhistorical approaches of Holocaust victims; he considers the question of the ‘forensic turn’ in Holocaust studies, the ‘forensic turn’ being the studies of human remains’ treatment during and after the genocide, including their uses for commemorative purposes.


Jean-Marc Dreyfus
Reader in Holocaust Studies at the University of Manchester

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