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Ruin and Revival – Modern Memory and Identity
Krakow, Poland & Berlin, Germany – 02-12 July 2013
This seminar asks: What is the role of historical memory in the formulation of individual and national identities in contemporary post-Holocaust and post-communist Poland and former East Germany?
Three thematic perspectives will be used to explore the construction and transmission of memory: Arts, Literature and Culture; Institutions and Education; and Place and Memorial. Lectures and discussions with experts, opinion leaders, and local people, young and old, will explore complex and powerful notions of memory in parallel with fascinating site visits in Berlin and Krakow, two thriving cities rapidly rising from the ashes of their wartime and socialist pasts. Our visit to Krakow will correspond with the vibrant Jewish Culture Festival.
Ruin and revival, memory and forgetting, continuity and disjuncture, real and invented truths will be our themes. Special attention will be paid to the consciousness of a new generation of Poles and Germans, their past, present and future.
• Ruin & Revival – Polish History, Memory & Identity
• Holocaust Education in Poland
• Ruin & Revival – German History, Memory & Identity
• Historical Site & Documentation Center
• Hohenschönhausen, a former Stasi prison (site visit)
• Topography of Terror (site visit)
• Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (site visit)
• Berlin Wall Memorial Bernauer Strasse Central Memorial Site of German Division (site visit)
• Workshop and Discussion: Mirrors of Hope – Art Matters In Berlin
Site Visits, Community Exchanges & Engagement Opportunities:
• Jewish Culture Festival Krakow, Kazimierz District Concert & Street Party
• Nowa Huta – Soviet-Style Housing District and lecture on “Memories of Life in Communist Poland”
• Auschwitz Jewish Center, Museum, Synagogue & Education Center
• Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration & Death Camps http://en.auschwitz.org/m/ )
• Hohenschönhausen (http://www.berlin.de/orte/museum/gedenkstaette-berlin-hohenschoenhausen/index.en.php a former Stasi prison
• Kazimierz, the Jewish Quarter
• Building a New Community: Jewish Community Center of Krakow • The German Historical Museum, Unter den Linden
• DDR Museum Berlin (http://www.ddr-museum.de/en/exhibition/ ) • Bebelplatz, site of the 1933 Nazi book burning (http://berlin-germany.ca/attractions/bebelplatz.html
• Neue Wache, Central German Memorial for Victims of War & Tyranny
More information & Application Details:
Call for Articles: Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives (essay collection to be published by Dr. Roxana Oltean, Dr. Mihaela Precup, Dr. Dana Mihailescu as part of PN-II-RU-TE project no. 64 / 2011, Cross-Cultural Encounters in American Trauma Narratives: A Comparative Approach to Personal and Collective Memories)
We are looking for authors to contribute to a collection of essays entitled Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives. Submitted proposals are expected to explore the connection between the performance of post-traumatic memory and urban space in the United States. Identifying the mechanisms of traumatic memory for various generations of trauma survivors has been an increasing focus of scholarship and public attention in recent decades, in the works of important scholars such as Mieke Bal, Shoshana Felman, Dominick La Capra, Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer, Nancy K. Miller, Michael Rothberg, Cathy Caruth, and others. Marianne Hirsch’s concept of “postmemory” (1997) as a type of memory transmitted from generation to generation through family ties, responsibilities and storytelling, as well as Peggy Phelan’s “performative memory” (1997), Dora Apel’s “secondary witnessing” (2002), Alison Landsberg’s “prosthetic memory” (2004) and Michael Rothberg’s “multidirectional memory” (2009) are all essential to current scholarly examinations of generations of (post)traumatic memory and their manifestation in a public space which is often that of the city. In the US, this research topic has regained momentum especially after the events of September 11. The area is rapidly growing, especially because mapping generations of traumatic memory lends itself to an extremely productive interdisciplinary framework, from psychology to literary, visual, ethnic and gender studies.
The connection between memory and the city has been most famously explored by Pierre Nora’s monumental collection Lieux de mémoire/Sites of Memory (1984, 1989), where he diagnosed the death of “authentic memory” and its replacement in the urban space with sites such as memorials, museums, and other visual representations that, together with various commemoration practices, regulate national life frames (cf. Butler). More recently, Andreas Huyssen’s Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory (Stanford, 2003) emphasized the high stakes of urban spaces and media as material palimpsests offering “traces of the historical past in the present.” More specifically related to the American urban space, Marita Sturken’s Tourists of History (2007) demonstrated the embeddedness of trauma in particular American urban spaces, such as Oklahoma City and Ground Zero.
This volume is part of this particular conversation as it attempts to explore the innovative insights American Studies scholars can gain from analyzing particular features of cross-generational traumatic memories that inscribe themselves in urban spaces, past and present.
We particularly welcome proposals addressing one of the following topics (applied to literature, film, popular culture, visual culture, media etc.):
- urban spaces and the poetics/politics of memory
- personal/historical traumas of the city
- U.S. cities/city narratives as sites of traumatic memory / comparative perspectives on U.S. and Eastern European cities/city narratives as sites of traumatic memory
- utopian/dystopian cities and trauma
- gendered traumas and city life
- violence, genocide, and traumatic transmission in the city
- city memorials/museums constructed as sites of mourning
- commemoration practices related to post-war/post-traumatic events
- cross-generational configurations of trauma and city life
- celebrity deaths and urban shrines
- violence and public mourning (as in public riots etc.)
- autobiography, trauma, and the city
- visual and verbal accounts of trauma and the city
- contested spaces of memory and trauma in the city
- the post-human and post-traumatic in fantastic urban spaces or cities of the future (SciFi, fantasy)
500-word abstracts and a short 150-word bio must be submitted before May 31, 2013, to Dana Mihailescu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mihaela Precup (email@example.com). Final papers of notified authors (8000-9000-word long, written in accordance with the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 6th ed.) will be due on August 31, 2013.
Dana Mihailescu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mihaela Precup (email@example.com)
Marcia Esparza, Carla De Ycaza, Lina Rojas (editors)
This call for papers invites scholars and practitioners to submit papers focusing on the study of rescuers of mass atrocities in Latin America for a peer reviewed edited volume. We define rescuing efforts as organized and unorganized initiatives of sheltering and aiding targeted individuals and groups in the context of the Cold War in Latin America where state terrorism, war and genocide sought to eliminate political opposition. One such example of an act of “goodness” in the face of mass atrocity in the region is the case of the Santo Tomas Chichicastenango Municipal Firefighters, who collected the remains of victims from massacres in the highlands of Guatemala during the genocide of 1981-1983, with little compensation, within poor infrastructure and under great personal risks. We hope to shed light on the myriad tensions between the different roles, collaborators, perpetrators and victims found within existing literature. Our volume will serve as a critical resource for scholars examining human behavior under extreme forms of violence within the fields of genocide studies, sociology, peace and conflict studies, conflict resolution, human rights, criminology, psychology, and history.
Recent war and genocide literature produced in the region, or focused on the region and produced elsewhere, has centered on the study of collective trauma, resistance to repression, the recovery of the historical memory of survivors and criminal accountability. Yet the interdisciplinary examination of rescue and rescuers as study objects lags behind significantly. To fill this gap, we invite contributors to analyze the historical, political, socioeconomic and cultural context for fostering responses to mass atrocities in Latin America, such as collaboration and indifference, as well as the role of rescuers in helping to protect the lives of others. We find this topic of particular significance, for failure to account for the role of rescuers may lead to misleading perceptions about how people and collectivities find ways to help others, even under “extreme situations,” characterized as life-threatening events causing major personal and social readjustments (Wallace 1956).
There has been significant attention paid to rescuers during the Holocaust (Baum 2008, Todorov 2001). In the Fragility of Goodness (2001), Tzvetan Todorov explores the collective and individual action taken by representatives of parliament, intellectuals and Orthodox Church officials in Bulgaria to pressure the Sofia administration against the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. Most recently, Jacques Semelin’s 2011 edited volume on rescuers in war-torn societies explores organized networks whose actions, letter writing and lobbying avoided or prevented the persecution of targeted populations in Armenia and Rwanda. Yet, this volume excludes discussion of the Latin American experience and thus the specificities of the region are left unexplored.
We contend that unless an account of the actions to save others in Latin America like this is included in the universality of rescue cases, the study of responses to mass violence will remain incomplete. We seek proposals that critically explore both organized and unorganized efforts to aid victims and survivors of mass atrocities raising some of the following questions:
-What organized and unorganized efforts were made to protect victims of state violence and genocide in Latin America during and after the Cold War?
-How can this knowledge advance understanding of courage, heroism or acts of resistance during mass atrocity in the region?
-How did rescue efforts challenge state violence in Latin America? -Why has the study of the “Righteous” in Latin America been largely excluded from scholarship and how can breaking this silence add to the study of the legacy of mass atrocities?
-How has the absence of critical analysis of the role of rescue shaped discussions of the culture of fear allegedly prevailing in the region?
-What, if any, are the similarities between the identities of political, social or cultural groups to which the rescuer belongs?
-What are the implications for the development of “cultures of goodness?”
-How can the study of the “Righteous” contribute to the analysis of the tensions found between resistance, rescue and collaboration and apathy in specific settings?
Contributors are invited to submit a 500-word abstract by July 1, 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief bio of no more than 300 words. All submissions must be sent electronically in Word or PDF format and must be in English. Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 1, 2013. Completed articles will be due by January 15, 2014 and should range from 7,000-7,500 words.
Marcia Esparza, Carla De Ycaza, Lina Rojas
Genocide Studies: Sound, Image, Archive
A one-day workshop
The Genocide Research Group at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities invites contributions to a one-day workshop which it will host on Friday 8th November 2013. The group is keen to foster interdisciplinary approaches to the materials of genocide (archival materials, testimonies, diaries, sound recordings, film, photography, site-specific materials and other forms of evidence, legacy or commemoration) with an emphasis on sharing and transmitting expertise across disciplinary boundaries.
We are particularly interested, therefore, in encouraging contributions on the following topics, but this list is by no means exhaustive:
Contributions are welcome equally from postgraduate students, early career researchers and established scholars.
Please send the following to Dr Ian Biddle [email@example.com] and Dr Beate Müller [firstname.lastname@example.org] by June 1st 2013
Conference dates: June 15-16, 2013 at Trinity College Dublin
CFP: TRANSLATING THE HOLOCAUST Papers on a variety of questions and topics relating to the challenges of translating literature about the Holocaust from one language into another are invited for a two-day conference on “Translating Holocaust Literature” planned for 15-16 June 2013 at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.
Topics may include but are not limited to the following: Comparative literature approaches; Translating Holocaust literature and cultural theory; Interdisciplinary approaches; Un/translatability; Translation Theory and Holocaust literature; Translating Holocaust literature into German; Translating Paul Celan, W.G. Sebald, etc.; Poetic licence of the translator; Translating poetry about the Holocaust; Self-Translation of Holocaust Literature; Legal issues. Send all proposals and inquiries to email@example.com
La nostra lingua manca di parole per esprimere questa offesa, la demolizione di un uomo – Our language lacks words to express this offense, the demolition of a man. (Primo Levi, If this is a Man)
If any language lacks the words to express the experience of the concentration camps, how can the unspeakable ever be represented? How can it be translated into another language? Martin Heidegger’s discussion in his Parmenides lectures from 1942/43 of translation as an act of Übersetzen implies crossing the river in the field of lethe, of concealment and forgetting, to the other side, an area where the truth may emerge from concealment and forgetting. Yet in Primo Levi’s memoir the act of translating in the sense of re-presenting the experience of the Lager to relatives and friends back home in the unlikely case of survival becomes a collective nightmare. It reflects one of the worst fears for life after the Lager, that of a prolonged isolation with his memories, an apt image ultimately for the impossibility of translation. Levi’s translating the camp experience to himself as a surviving witness is an act filled with a similar tension to that contained in the after-life of an original text in its translation in a different language. If translation as representation cannot do justice to the original experience how can the translation of a Holocaust text into another language ever do justice to its original? As challenging as the translation of Holocaust literature into other languages may be, it can be facilitated by an acute awareness of debates and cultural theories surrounding genocide. Ultimately, such translation into other languages may be able to reveal dimensions of the original that would remain dormant, buried, if the original were not translated.
Dr. Peter Arnds
Director, Literary Translation Programme and
Comparative Literature Programme
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
5065 Art Building
Dublin 2, Ireland
This one-day conference open to all marks the centenary of Charlotte Delbo’s birth. It is organised by the Group for War and Culture Studies, University of Westminster and the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, with the support of the French Institute in London, which will host the event.
“This is how it all happened and never do I invent.” Delbo (1913-1985) used this quote from Jean Giraudoux’s Electre as an epigraph to her book Le Convoi du 24 janvier, where she presents short biographies of the 230 women deported with her to Auschwitz-Birkenau. It conveys two messages. First, that Delbo’s writings represent her testimony given in all truthfulness; and second, that her testimony is mediated through literature, as shown by her use of a theatrical character.
In the centenary of Charlotte Delbo’s birth this conference aims to highlight the contribution that Delbo, although not Jewish, made toHolocaust testimonial writing. The conference will examine the particular literary devices she used to re-present the unimaginable – the horror of a death camp – and the efficacy of these literary devices in the transmission of her testimony. Equally, it will look to situate her among other writers who witnessed the Holocaust, with the hope of engaging in a wider discussion of literary testimony and representation of the Nazi camp experience.
The conference will conclude with a performance of extracts from Delbo’s prose by the theatre group, Nomad.
Proposals for papers of 20 minutes are welcome on the following themes, but are not restricted to them:
-The role of literature in re-presenting (making present) the Nazi camp experience
-Testimony through theatre: Delbo’s Qui rapportera ces paroles? [Who Will Carry the Word?] in comparison with other Holocaust plays
-Delbo’s poetic writings and distinctive prose narrative structures
-The relationship between literature and history in the testimonial writings of Delbo and other witnesses.
Proposals of 250 words accompanied by a short CV, institutional affiliation (where relevant) and contact details, should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 December 2012. Notification of acceptance of papers will be made by the end of December.
Organisers -Dr Ludivine Broch, Pears Institute Early Career Research Fellow, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London -Dr Luke Dixon, Theatre Director, Nomad -Professor David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London -Dr Nicole Thatcher, Visiting Research Fellow, Group for War and Culture Studies, University of Westminster
Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism
Birkbeck, University of London
26 Russell Square
London, WC1B 5DQ
+44 (0)20 7631 6613
EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) invites applications to its two summer schools on Holocaust studies in 2013. The summer schools are being funded by the European Union.
The first EHRI summer school will be organized by the Shoah Memorial – Museum, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Paris, France between 15 July and 2 August 2013. The second EHRI summer school will be organized by the Institute of Contemporary History Munich – Berlin in Munich, Germany between 22 July and 9 August 2013. The main language of communication during the summer schools will be English, but passive comprehension of French (in Paris) or German (in Munich) will also be required.
The summer schools will provide an overview on methods, sources and the state of research in Holocaust history research and will be aimed at the graduate level. The summer schools will be open to scholars from a variety of disciplines (historians, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and others interested in the Holocaust) as well as archivists. Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply. The 12 places in each summer school will be awarded on a competitive basis.
EHRI will cover travel and subsistence costs during the summer school. Recipients are responsible for securing visas if necessary. In 2013, there will be another call for applications for the two EHRI summer schools scheduled to take place in 2014 in Amsterdam and Jerusalem. All four summer schools will share a similar curriculum with topics such as the role of the German elites and general population in the Holocaust, recent developments in the historiography of the ghettos and camps as well as the involvement in and reactions of the local population to the Holocaust in both Western and Eastern Europe. Visits to memorial sites, research libraries and archives will also be included.
All application materials must be submitted in English. The application must include the following:
- A completed application form;
- A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) including 3-5 indicative publications, if any;
- A cover letter telling us why you want to participate in the program and what you think you can gain for your own project(s) by taking part (maximum 2 pages);
- A letter of recommendation from a reputable academic who is familiar with the applicant’s work. A letter of recommendation should include evaluation of the overall quality of the applicant’s work. The letter may be sent by email as a scan (including the recommender’s signature and letterhead) with the application or directly by the recommender. The letter must be received before the application deadline;
- Applicants must also designate a second recommender in the application form.
The recommender may be contacted directly by EHRI.
All application material can be sent as an email attachment in DOC or PDF format to email@example.com. Please send all application material at one time. Submissions must reach EHRI by 15 December 2012. Later submissions for this year will not be accepted. Decisions will be announced in January 2013.
For more information and the application form, please visit http://ehri-project.eu/ehri-summer-schools
Institute of Contemporary History Munich – Berlin
“I am Just Like You”: Perpetrators and Bystanders in Holocaust Literature and Film
Papers are invited for a proposed panel at the 2013 ALA Conference in Boston (May 23-26, 2013).
In the years immediately following the Second World War, the international media were almost instantly fascinated by those responsible for the unprecedented crimes against humanity – think, for example, of the news reports on the Nuremberg trials and, especially, the media storm following in the wake of Hannah Arendt’s controversial “Eichmann in Jerusalem” (1963), a book that shed a radically different light on the minds of the perpetrators. Historians such as Raul Hilberg (“The Destruction of the European Jews,” 1961), Christopher Browning (“Ordinary Men,” 1992), and Daniel Goldhagen (“Hitler’s Willing Executioners,” 1996) remained interested in the figures of the perpetrator and the bystander. Novelists and filmmakers, by contrast, were remarkably slow in embracing the theme of the Holocaust, and even when novels and movies became part of what is derogatorily called the “Shoah business” in the 1980s, they addressed mostly the plight of the Jewish victims, focalized through the victims’ minds. Much of this ethical reticence – a refusal or inability to enter the perpetrator’s mind – may have been inspired by Claude Lanzmann’s famous strictures against “the obscenity of understanding” the Shoah. Since the early 1990s, however, novelists and filmmakers boldly dare to approach theHolocaust from the other side. Some of the most notable examples of representations of perpetrators, bystanders, and those who were forced into what Primo Levi called “the gray zone” – representations that invite an empathic response from the reader or viewer – are Martin Amis’ “Time’s Arrow: or The Nature of the Offence” (1991), Bernhardt Schlink’s “Der Vorleser” (1995; “The Reader”), Rachel Seiffert’s “The Dark Room” (2001), Tim Blake Nelson’s “The Grey Zone” (2001), Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything is Illuminated” (2002), and Jonathan Littell’s “Les Bienviellantes” (2006; “The Kindly Ones,” 2009). This panel seeks to investigate the ideological and ethical ramifications of the specific ways in which authors and filmmakers represent Holocaust perpetrators, bystanders, and victim-perpetrators.
Please send an abstract of 250 to 300 words, together with a brief CV, to Philippe.Codde@ugent.be by January 14, 2013. Make sure to mention all necessary contact information, as well as any need for audio-visual equipment. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes.
Philippe Codde, PhD
Dpt. of Literary Studies – English Studies
B – 9000 Ghent
On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The preparations for this attack were aimed at an unprecedented war of annihilation which took for granted the death of many millions in the territories to be conquered. A brutal policy of murder, repression and hunger followed the invasion immediately. Over three million Soviet prisoners of war were not the only group of casualties. The civilian population was targeted as well. Millions starved to death or were killed as part of the fight against Partisans. The Jewish population, Roma and civilian officials of the Soviet Party and state apparatus were killed specifically, as were often patients of mental institutions. Millions of locals were forced to work for the occupiers. International researchers convening at this conference will examine these different aspects of the German occupation regime and investigate the reactions on the part of the local population. In what way was everyday life in the occupied territories affected? What were the specific experiences women made? What can we tell about the population’s strategies of survival and resistance? Last but not least, we turn our attention to the remembrance of German occupation in Russia, Belarus, the Baltic states and Ukraine. The aim of the conference is to reflect on recent controversies concerning particular issues, as well as to discuss open questions in this field of research.
To attend the conference we kindly ask you to register no later than October 15, 2012 by e-mail to
Ms Tatjana Turowez: firstname.lastname@example.org
The number of participants is limited to 100. There is no conference fee.
Arrival of participants and speakers
Public event at the Centrum Judaicum, Oranienburger Str. 28/30, 10117 Berlin
Welcome: Jörg Morré, Director Museum Berlin Karlshorst
World War II in the Museum. Cultures of Remembrance in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine
Moderator Stefan Troebst (Leipzig)
N.N. Representatives of Museums in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine
9:30 am – Registration
WAR OF ANNIHILATION
Keynote address: Christian Gerlach (Bern)
From a History of the Confrontation between Two Political Systems to that of Two Societies in Conflict
10:30 am PANEL 1: Mass Murder
Mod. Wolfgang Benz (Berlin)
Boris Zabarko (Kiev): The Holocaust in Ukraine
Martin Holler (Berlin): The Extermination of Roma in the German-Occupied Soviet Union 1941-1945
11:30 am – Coffee break
12:00 noon PANEL 2: Hunger Politics
Mod. Alex J. Kay (Frankfurt a.M.)
Karel C. Berkhoff (Amsterdam): Famine in the Cities of Ukraine during World War II
Jörg Ganzenmüller (Jena): Hunger Plan or Hunger Strategy? The Decision to Besiege Leningrad in Autumn 1941
1:00 pm – Lunch break
2:00 pm PANEL 3: Prisoners of War
Mod. Christian Streit (Heidelberg)
Jens Nagel (Zeithain): Mass Dying Among Soviet POWs in the Occupied Territories. Current Research on its Course and Extent
Felix Römer (London): The Wehrmacht and the “Kommissarbefehl”
3:00 pm PANEL 4: Forced Labour and Migration
Mod. Jens-Christian Wagner (Nordhausen)
Markus Eikel (The Hague): Labour Recruitment and Deportation in the “Reichskommissariat Ukraine” 1941-1944
Pavel Polian (Freiburg): Forced Migration and its Effects
4:00 pm – Coffee break
4:30 pm PANEL 5: Perpetrators
Mod. Michaela Kipp (Göttingen)
Harald Welzer (Berlin): Soldiers and Other Perpetrators of Violence in the War of Annihilation
Frank Werner (Bielefeld): War, Mass Murder and Masculinity. Images of the Self Among German Soldiers in the War of Annihilation 1941-1944
5:30 pm – Dinner at the conference venue
Keynote address: Dieter Pohl (Klagenfurt)
Society under German Occupation in the Soviet Union
9:30 am PANEL 6: Everyday Life and Strategies of Survival
Mod. Michael Wildt (Berlin)
Tanja Penter (Hamburg): Everyday Life in the Donbass Region Christoph Dieckmann (Keele/Frankfurt a.M.): The “Black Markets”. Relations within and outside the ghettos in Lithuania 1942/43
10:30 am – Coffee break
11:00 pm PANEL 7: Gender-Specific Experience
Mod. Beate Fieseler (Düsseldorf)
Irina Rebrova (Krasnodar): Survival Strategies of Women under Occupation and in the Partisan Brigades: Fighting, Work and Everyday Life
Regina Mühlhäuser (Hamburg): War and Sex. Sexual Acts of Violence, Prostitution and Consensual Relations between German Soldiers and Local Women
12:00 noon – Lunch break
1:00 pm PANEL 8: Collaboration / Cooperation
Mod. Rolf-Dieter Müller (Potsdam)
Babette Quinkert (Berlin): Appeals for Cooperation. German Propaganda Addressed at the Red Army and the Civilian Population Sergei Kudryashov (Moscow): Collaboration Among Russians
2:00 pm PANEL 9: Resistance
Mod. Peter Klein (Berlin)
Kenneth Slepyan (Lexington): Did the Soviet Partisans Form a Social Movement?
Anika Walke (St. Louis): Of Refuge and Resistance: Soviet Jews in Byelorussia and the Nazi genocide
3:00 pm – Coffee break
Keynote address: Imke Hansen (Hamburg)
Remembrance of the Great Patriotic War Between the Parameters of Victory and Loss
4:00 pm PANEL 10: Remembrance in Russia and Ukraine
Mod. Irina Sherbakova (Moscow)
Julia Demidienko (St. Petersburg): Remembrance in Russia Today
Frank Golczewski (Hamburg): Dilemmas of Ukrainian Remembrance
5:00 pm – Coffee break
5:30 pm PANEL 11: Remembrance in Belarus and the Baltic States
Mod. Cordula Gdaniec (Berlin)
Christian Ganzer (Kiev): Remembering War and Occupation in Belarus Saulius Sužiedėlis (Pennsylvania): Baltic Memories and the War of Destruction 1941-1945
Closing remarks, Rolf-Dieter Müller (Potsdam)
7:00 pm – Conference end
SUNDAY, 10:00 am
Transfer to the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, guided tour in the historic hall of surrender
(if interested, please indicate when registering)
Working languages of the conference are German, English and Russian, with simultaneous translation
Ms Tatjana Turowez
Deutsch-Russisches Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
Zwieseler Straße 4