The seminar will be conducted by Annika Wienert (Touro College Berlin, DHI).
Seminar in English. We don’t provide simultaneous translation.
The lecture deals with maps of German extermination camps.
It takes a closer look at a small number of maps from Sobibor, drawn by survivors, and argues that these maps are ambivalent in several respects.
Drawn ex post from memory, they are highly subjective while aiming at an inter-personal transmission. The lecture reflects on different historical contexts in which maps were produced and/or used and tries to highlight the significance of this less researched form of Holocaust testimony.
Date: 30 January 2018, 11–12 a.m.
Annika Wienert studied Art History, Modern History and Philosophy in Bochum, Germany and Krakow, Poland. She earned a M.A. degree and a PhD (summa cum laude) from the Ruhr-University in Bochum. For her dissertation on the architecture of the German extermination camps in Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka she received the Theodor Fischer Award for History of Architecture from the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich and the Marko Feingold Prize from the State and City of Salzburg, along with the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg. From 2015–2016 she worked at the Chair of Theory and History of Architecture, Art and Design at the Technical University of Munich. Since September 2016 she is a researcher at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw.