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Toby Haggith

Dr Toby Haggith is a historian who joined Imperial War Museum’s Film Department in 1988. He is now a Senior Curator in the Department of Second World War and Mid-20th Century Conflict.
Fictionalising the Holocaust
‘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? Toby Haggith, co-editor with Dr Joanna Newman of The Holocaust and the Moving Image, and Peter Filkins, the translator of H.G. Adler’s trio of Holo...