Dr. Valerie Hébert, Associate Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lakehead University, will present a lecture entitled “Understanding the Holocaust Through Photographs,” with a Q&A to follow. Dr. Dorota Glowacka, Director of King’s Contemporary Studies Program, will provide an introduction and moderate the discussion. Dr. Hébert will join remotely.

Note: Some of the photographs in this presentation contain graphic images.

No registration required, entry to the Halifax Central Library requires proof of vaccination. This program will be live-streamed (not recorded) for those who want to join virtually. Registration is not required to access the livestream.

Dr. Valerie Hébert has received research fellowships from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the German Historical Institute, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, and the Martin Buber Society of Hebrew University. She has written on the Nuremberg Trials and Rwanda’s Gacaca Tribunals, the place of the Holocaust in the evolution of Human Rights Law, and Holocaust photography. She has presented her work at conferences in Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe.

Banner image: The “Wall of Faces” in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dsdugan, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons