Days of local studies on historical memory
Between November 24 and 26, the second edition of the Local Studies Conference will be held, an initiative of the Ibiza and Formentera Historical Archives and the Ibiza Town Hall, which will have the collaboration of the Institute of Balearic Studies, the UIB and the Ibiza and Formentera Memory Forum.
Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the death of Walter Benjamin and the 60th of that of Albert Camus, the theme of these days of historical dissemination, which are dedicated to the memory of the Ibizan journalist and researcher Xicu Lluy, will be Jews and Nazis in the Islands. The talks will be held at the Municipal Library, the Jordi Juan Riquer room and the Can Ventosa Cultural Space from 7.30 pm to 9 pm and entry and participation in all events is free.
Tuesday, November 24, the Local Studies Conference will deal with issues such as intolerance and anti-Semitism in the contemporary world, the Nazis and fascists in the Balearic Islands or the Jewish refugees in Ibiza. On Wednesday, November 25, it will be about the persecution of the Chueta in Mallorca, Albert Camus and his fight against Nazism and Camus’s relationship with the Islands. Finally, on Thursday, November 26, the conference will close with presentations on the local press of the time before Nazism, will talk about the Nazis and Jews in Mallorca and about the philosopher Walter Benjamin and the Jewish question in his time through the Pitiusas and Catalonia.