Fictionalising the Shoah – Jewish Book Week London

March 2, 2020, 7:00 pm

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The Second Generation Network is sponsoring this event. ‘To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.’ But despite Theodor Adorno’s dictum dramatising the Holocaust has become a trend, in both books and film. Should the Holocaust, the nadir of humanity, be fictionalised? When we do dramatise the suffering, how should we approach it, and should any topics be off limits?