Otto Dov Kulka

Otto Dov Kulka was born 1933 in Czechoslovakia. In September 1942 he was deported to the Ghetto Theresienstadt and 1943 to Auschwitz-Birkenau. In 1949 he immigrated to Israel. From 1958 on he lived in Jerusalem, where he studied and since 1966 taught Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University. Since 1999 he is Prof. Emeritus.
Otto Dov Kulka in conversation with Simon Schama
Otto Dov Kulka’s Landscapes of the Metropolis of Death is a memoir of astounding literary and emotional power, exploring the permanent and indelible marks left by the Holocaust and a childhood spent in Auschwitz. As one of the few survivors he has spent much of his life studying Nazism and the Holocaust, but always as a discipline requiring the greatest dispassion and objectivity, with his personal story set to one side. He has nevertheless remained haunted by specific memories and images, ...