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London, EC1N 2HH United Kingdom
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November 2020

Auschwitz and The End of The Second World War

18 November, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: Barnard’s Inn Hall, Barnard's Inn Hall
London, EC1N 2HH United Kingdom

This is an online event. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most lethal of all Nazi camps. This talk looks back at its final months, from the time the camp reached its murderous peak, after the mass deportations of Jews from Hungary, to the arrival of Soviet soldiers in January 1945. But liberation did not put an end to Nazi murder – it continued elsewhere, until the final German defeat in spring 1945. The talk…

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Snow White: Evil Witches

19 November, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online: Barnard’s Inn Hall, Barnard's Inn Hall
London, EC1N 2HH United Kingdom

This is an online event. The Brothers Grimm’s tale of Snow White has been retold dozens of times in print and the cinema over the past two centuries. A central character is the Evil Queen, Snow White’s malevolent stepmother, who tries to kill her with the help of the occult. Ageing women have often been portrayed as Evil Women. What do portrayals of the Evil Queen tell us about witchcraft, fears of the power of ageing women, and the valorisation…

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