Chair James Bulgin, Lead Content for IWM’s Holocaust Galleries was joined by expert panellists Dr Andy Pearce, Associate Professor in Holocaust and History Education at UCL and Professor Lucy Noakes, Department of History at the University of Essex.

The discussion explored the changing landscapes of remembrance, commemoration and memory of the Second World War and the Holocaust in Britain. The panellists considered how their presence in popular culture, education and acts of remembrance kept these events rooted in the public consciousness, whilst also debating if and how such a presence may ever be problematic.

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