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Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

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Hizky Shoham (Bar Ilan) discusses how the Hebrew word Shoah became a widely-used term for the genocide of Europe’s Jews during the Second World War.

Organised by the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism in association with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck. To book, email

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures.

To see the full list of events in Birkbeck's Discover the Past series, visit the Discover the Past web page

Photographs may be taken at this event for future use in printed and online publicity, and social media.

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