Auckland Museum Public Lecture: “Difference and Dissidence in a Post Holocaust World”

21 Jul 2013, Weimar, Germany --- Homosexuals' memorial plaque is placed where once stood one of the demolished barracks in Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, 21 July 2013. The camp, established by the Nazis in 1937, was one of the first and the largest of them on German soil, housing some 250.000 prisoners between 1937 and 1945. 65.000 prisoners were killed or died during this period. --- Image by © Horacio Villalobos/Corbis

London Professor William Spurlin will be giving a public lecture at Auckland Museum on Saturday 5 March, 2016.

With extensive scholarship concerning queer studies, post-colonial studies and critical and cultural theory, Professor William Spurlin will deliver a lecture about the legacy of Nazi persecutions of gay and lesbian people during the Second World War. Like other factions such as Jewish people, Gypsies and people of colour, homosexual people were subject to persecution and injustice under the Nazi regime. Spurlin’s lecture aims to both bring to light an oft neglected lens of Nazi-era history, and pay tribute to those who suffered.

RainbowYOUTH, the Rule Foundation, the Raye Freedman Trust and the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand worked together to ensure that the realities of homosexual persecution during this time are able to be brought to light by a leading expert.


Auditorium doors open 12.30pm for 1pm start.

Bookings recommended at ticket desks, +64 9 306 7048 or Door sales subject to availability.

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