Elke Heckner, Ph.D.


Elke Heckner teaches in the German Department. She is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively entitled, "Memories of Futurity: Remapping Visual Representations of the Holocaust and Genocide." Her recent articles in Shofar and New German Critque examine issues of second- and third generation witnessing in film, TV productions and memorial culture.

Research Interests
Holocaust and genocide studies; film and media studies; museum studies; memory and trauma studies.


  • Film and Literature of the Holocaust
  • Politics/Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/11
  • German Film
  • Memorials, Museums, Monuments
Research areas
  • German
Elke Heckner
PhD, Johns Hopkins University

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Iowa City, IA 52242
United States