The Evidence Room

By Anne Bordeleau, Sascha Hastings, Robert Jan van Pelt, and Donald McKay

© 2016

Internationally renowned and award-winning historian Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt's The Evidence Room is a chilling exploration of the role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz - arguably the Nazis' most horrifying facility. The Evidence Room is both a companion piece to, and an elaboration of, an exhibit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, based on van Pelt's authoritative testimony against Holocaust denial in a 2000 libel suit argued before the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

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  • Imprint: New Jewish Press
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  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
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Internationally renowned and award-winning historian Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt's The Evidence Room is a chilling exploration of the role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz - arguably the Nazis' most horrifying facility.

The Evidence Room

By Anne Bordeleau, Sascha Hastings, Robert Jan van Pelt, and Donald McKay

© 2016

Internationally renowned and award-winning historian Dr. Robert Jan van Pelt's The Evidence Room is a chilling exploration of the role architecture played in constructing Auschwitz - arguably the Nazis' most horrifying facility. The Evidence Room is both a companion piece to, and an elaboration of, an exhibit at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, based on van Pelt's authoritative testimony against Holocaust denial in a 2000 libel suit argued before the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Product Details

  • Imprint: New Jewish Press
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.5in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "[The Evidence Room] is a remarkable achievement, among the most important works in my view on the Nazi 'project' - accessible but concise and extraordinarily compelling."


    Beryl Lang
  • Author Information

    Anne Bordeleau was awarded a PhD from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (University College London, UK) after receiving her professional degree and Masters in the history and theory of architecture from McGill University (Montreal). She is an architect and historian whose research interests include the epistemology of the architectural project, as well as the historiographical and practical bearing of investigating the relations between architecture and time. She is fundamentally interested in architecture as a cultural act, a commitment that informs her research as much as her approach to education.


    Sascha Hastings is an experienced Arts Producer with extensive knowledge of the arts, architecture and design, and radio broadcasting industries. She has a Masters Diploma in Business for Arts and Culture from the Istituto Europe di Design (IED).


    Robert Jan van Pelt is professor of architecture at the University of Waterloo. Cultural historian and author, Robert earned a D.Litt. from Leiden University and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in recognition of his scholarly work. He has written several highly acclaimed books, and he is world-renowned for his extensive research into issues surrounding the architecture of the Holocaust.


    Donald McKay is Professor Emeritus at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has designed many widely published and award-winning projects including both buildings and furniture.
  • Table of contents

    The Evidence Room Project - Elly Gotz 
    The Evidence in the Room and the Memory of the Offence - Robert Jan van Pelt
    Correspondence - Donald McKay 
    To Build a Gas Column - Michael Nugent 
    Generations - Tom Nugent 
    Tagebuch einer Halbdeutsche - Sascha Hastings 
    The Casts Court - Anne Bordeleau 

    The Evidence Room Exhibition

    The Casts 
    - Piper Bernbaum
    - Anna Beznogova
    - Anna Longrigg
    - Siobhan Allman
    - Bradley Paddock
    - Alexandru Vilcu
     
    The Monuments
    The Matrix 

    List of figures

    Hineni: An Essay in Acknowledgment - Robert Jan van Pelt 

    Contributor Biographies

    Credits

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