Wednesday 18 September
In this Lunchtime Lecture, Education Officer and Ph.D. candidate Morgan Southwick will explore how the flight of more than ninety five per cent of Danish Jewry emerged as a powerful example of morality and democracy. More recently, historians have sought to re-balance this ‘romantic’ view of war time Denmark.
In her talk, Morgan will answer questions, like, what exactly happened in the lead up to the flight? Why were the Danes so successful in helping to secure the fate of their Jewish population? And what has been the legacy of this ‘remarkable’ chapter in Danish and Holocaust history?
Morgan Southwick completed her honours thesis on the Danish resistance at the University of Sydney in 2014 before completing her master’s thesis on the same topic at the University of Oxford in 2016. Last year she spent six months at Harvard University as a visiting fellow. She currently works at the Sydney Jewish Museum as an education officer and is in the process of completing her Ph.D. on the abolition of the Danish slave trade.