These photographs are from a talk Steven Robins gave on 25 October 2017 to Grade 10 learners at Cedar House High School in Cape Town. The talk focused on the relationship between the personal dimensions of his book, Letters of Stone, and the history of racial science. In the book, Steven shows how eugenics impacted on the everyday, lived experiences of his father’s family in Berlin in the 1930s. The talk is one of a number of high school presentations that Steven has done on racial-science.
Cape Town Holocaust Centre Talk by Steven Robins
Professor Steven Robins gave a talk on his book ‘Letters of Stone: From Nazi Germany to South Africa’ – a book which Antjie Krog has described as ‘exceptional and unforgettable’. Steven spoke about the lives and fates of his family, the Robinskis, in their struggle to flee Nazi Germany as it became increasingly more dangerous to stay, and increasingly more difficult to find a way out.
'Letter of Stone' gallery
A selection of photographs that appear in the book